Florals

Posted by rochelle greayer |

In the months leading up to agreeing to write a book, I have had this weird sense of needing to nest.  I feel sort of...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

The Thanksgiving event was all I could have hoped for (and more) and I am so grateful that so many of you could come (we...

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Posted by rodney eason |

I have to admit that I made a mistake. I took for granted the beauty and appeal of the winterberry holly. Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) has...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

After the arranging class last Wednesday, I had precisely 36 hours to cleanup, pack-up and hit the road.  (Hence my absence here).   I'm in North Carolina on...

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Posted by rodney eason |

Over the past couple of weeks, the garden staff of Coastal Maine Botanical Garden has been getting together to walk around and critique each other's...

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Posted by roanne robbins |

With the Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement Class coming up I have been out in the garden gathering materials. Thinking about color palettes-wanting something bright and sunny...

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Posted by roanne robbins |

I've been outside snipping little bits, gathering tiny treasures from nature and making inspiration boards for the Thanksgiving Floral workshop that Rochelle and I are...

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thanksgiving floral arranging class www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Do you have a list? I hate to call it a 'bucket list' because I quite frankly hate to use cliches from Jack Nicholson movies...

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Posted by roanne robbins |

Oh, the end of the annual cutting garden is here. Drips and drabs are hanging on- a few zinnias and stock, the last of the...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

How about some fall arrangement inspiration from our lovely Roanne?   She picked all the flowers and ingredients for this arrangement from the mixed border...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

There were just four little pots left at my local country store....so I pounced.   I have admired Gaura for some time, but haven't really ever planted it...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

The starter motor in my car was dead this morning, so I have to drive the truck.  Driving the truck makes everything feel different.  It is...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I simply adore this idea for a practical application of string gardens.   That is, use the string gardens (formally know as kokedama)  as a...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

These gardens are not for me, and quite frankly, if you have kids or pets they probably are not for you either.   That's not...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

Do you need a little break from Chelsea coverage? (I do). I picked my first from-the-garden bouquet yesterday.  It is a pretty mix of peonies,...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

It's wedding season and for the first time in a few years I get to think about weddings.   One my main squeeze friends (you...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

We've discussed the the lawn replacement (I still have no resolution on that) and now I think we need to discuss the mower. We got...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

Between a lot of  special events and travel and school vacation week, I am really struggling to maintain a normal working schedule (apologies for aberrant...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

When I travel, the wealth of small but remarkable ideas that passes before my eyes always pleases me.  Doing a little desktop travel to the...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I have the begonia bug. N and I have been cutting leaves and placing them in old apothecary jars and displaying them all around the...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

Snowdrops are coming up everywhere. N and I found a big swath of flowers that were growing behind the base of some laurels and yews...

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