Trees

A stand of birch trees by the Tate Modern gallery. by garryknight CC Flickr via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

By: DR. ROXANNE DALEO Shinrin-Yoku. Translation: Shinrin – forest. Yoku – bathing, showering, taking in – with all of our senses. Shinrin-yoku – bathing mind...

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a view up a tree www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

For many states, Arbor day is the last Friday of April, but there are plenty of places where the annual tree planting day has either...

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cercis merlot www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rodney eason |

"I am not drinking (expletive) Merlot!" - Miles from the movie Sideways This past weekend, a group of friends and I were running in a...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

AUGUST UPDATE:  I can tell you a bit more - This has to do with the Launch of PITH + VIGOR.  Your  tree drawing (along...

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halesia tree by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

This time of year is such a treat.  It is so full of beautiful flowering trees and shrubs that it is hard to take it...

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Posted by rodney eason |

Instead of writing about a particular plant or plant group, this week I thought I would talk about one of my favorite horticultural pruning techniques....

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This past Sunday, I had the honor to attend Maine's TED conference, TEDxDirigo. In case you do not know, TED is a movement started in...

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Posted by rodney eason |

If you have ever been up close and personal with a katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) then you already knew what I was going to talk...

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picking sloes for sloe gin via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

This is one of those crazy weeks and for some reason I feel compelled to pile it on.  Today I have an exciting lunch meeting...

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Posted by rodney eason |

This past weekend has been a blur. We had a symposium on trees at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on Saturday and then a propagation workshop...

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Posted by rodney eason |

I am going to start out by admitting that I have never been impressed with serviceberry. The first serviceberry or shadblow (Amelanchier spp.) that I encountered...

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Posted by rodney eason |

First of all, last week was pretty awesome. The weather in Maine has been pretty good and then on Wednesday, we had our spring board...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I am highly influenced by the convergence of beautiful photography with fantastically different plants.  Such was the case when I stumbled across a post at Leila's about some houseplants that...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

Have you ever heard that bit about their being lots of Eskimo words for snow? True or not, it is a fact that we more commonly...

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Posted by rodney eason |

First of all, at least once per day, I make sure that I work with plants. I either look, touch, prune, read about, design with,...

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Posted by rodney eason |

This is the first year of school for our kids in New England. My wife grew up in Pennsylvania and I grew up in North...

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Posted by rodney eason |

January of 2013 was cold. As my first January in Maine, I was not prepared for the lack of light and just how frigid it...

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Posted by rodney eason |

Yes you read that correctly, Father Farges filbert. This is one of the most exciting trees that I have come across in the past half decade....

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

Catching a glimpse of this picture on Pinterest, I was immediately inspired to learn more about the building and artist who created it.  What a find to...

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Posted by rodney eason |

It is mid November in Maine and we are consistently getting frost at night but to date, only a dusting of snow (I do realize...

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Posted by rodney eason |

Remember that song, "Eye of the Tiger?" Oh, how we never grew tired of listening to it during the summers of our teen years, thinking...

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