Florals

jump into spring with easy garden tasks.
Posted by rochelle greayer |

I have a big garden so I am frequently overwhelmed by it.  But I reminded myself recently just how much can be done in tiny...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

Wreaths are such ubiquitous holiday decorations, I find that most years I want to rebel against the traditional cliché of it all and just hang...

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Upgrading the Trader Joes roses with garden cuttings by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

Am I the only blogger who hasn't written a story about how to upgrade grocery store flowers into something more interesting?   I think I might...

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Still life centerpiece desinged by Carly Cylinder photographed by Teri Lyn Fisher for www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

I've been looking for a good excuse to commission and wear clothing made of fruit, veg, and flowers for years and my dream dress would...

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Posted by Rochelle |

In 1998, when Danielle Hahn and her husband, Bill, decided to become rose growers on their 15-acre property in Carpinteria, CA, the endeavor was always...

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science fair project cut flowers by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

I try to make varied and wide-ranging suggestions, but my own interests seem to have an overwhelming sway on my daughters choices...of science fair projects. Last...

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hellebores by Alicia Schwede via www.pithandvigor.om
Posted by Rochelle |

There are only a couple of things that get me through the last days of winter -  insta-stalking Aussie gardeners and winter-blooming hellebores. This year,...

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winter wreath making by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor
Posted by Rochelle |

I give up - I've been waiting for days to finish this little photo shoot of all the wreaths and garden decorations we have going...

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Luisa Brimble Flower shots via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

I am nearly midway through a photography and styling class with Holly Becker of Decor8.  As we learn to create our own style, the first...

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Halloween flowers by @mimosaboston via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

Instagram is my not-so-secret superpower (way more than pinterest these days!) and whenever I need an idea, the community of creatives there never lets me...

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harvesting redtwig dogwood for winter decorations via www.pithandvigor.com image by @localcolorflowers
Posted by Rochelle |

The time is just about here if you are interested in foraging or harvesting your garden for the beautiful red twigs of Cornus sericea that...

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Cake flowers - Trends in using garden fresh flowers on cakes) by abby larson for www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

When I arrived home from Florida yesterday (I was there speaking at Epcot's International Garden Festival) I noted a few daffodils in bloom along the...

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Butterfly tattoo easter eggs in collected nests by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

I had a hunch that my kid's temporary tattoos might be my easy trick for making interesting eggs this year.  I love how they are...

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Posted by Rochelle |

Have you ever 'weeded' out a plant - sure that it was a nuisance only to realize later that it was something you intended? I...

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Easter Tree designed by Roanne Robbins photographed by Kelly Fitzsommons for www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

The old Germanic tradition of the Easter tree has made its way into modern American custom. These trees have not achieved the popularity of that...

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How to grow sustainable modern roses (easy-care) by Pat Leuctman with Peter Kukielski
Posted by Rochelle |

In 2008 the state of New York imposed new regulations on all government-owned properties - no longer would pesticide usage be allowed.  Peter Kukielski, the rosarian-curator...

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Cutting garden shrubs
Posted by Rochelle |

I'm finally starting to believe that eventually these piles of snow will recede - we have a long way to go here in New England, but...

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Posted by Rochelle |

Do you have plans this weekend? Why not take a hike outside and gather the makings of beautiful floral arrangement? If you were able to...

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Posted by rodney eason |

During 2015 at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, we are preparing to focus our educational programming around the theme of Myth, Magic, and Medicine of Plants....

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

After so many years of installing countless commercial and residential holiday containers, I could do it in my sleep. Seriously, winter containers have to be...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

After years of yanking the pervasive (and invasive) red roots of bittersweet from my garden beds, I am highly paranoid about the re-introduction of this...

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