My Old Kentucky Home

It’s good to be back home and getting back to a normal schedule.  I spent a day and a half…

Kisses for a Happy New Year

Kisses for a Happy New Year

I wish you all a Happy New Year!  May you receive kisses tonight that are as beautiful and charming and…

50 Natives: Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada: Oemleria cerasiformis (Osoberry or Oregon Plum)

50 Natives: Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada: Oemleria cerasiformis (Osoberry or Oregon Plum)

In response to my request for suggestions for native plants from you my dear readers, I received this lovely suggestion…

Genetic Engineering to Make Annuals Become Perennials

Genetic Engineering to Make Annuals Become Perennials

I am absolutely fascinated by an article I recently read on Landscapeonline.com about research to make annuals become perennials. Researchers have…

Growing Cassoulet Beans – What Grow and Where to Buy

Growing Cassoulet Beans – What Grow and Where to Buy

I am planning my Christmas dinner.  I happen to have  a duck in the freezer and since this Christmas will…

Grow Stronger Paperwhites

Grow Stronger Paperwhites

Cornell University’s Flowerbulb Research Program has demonstrated that the addition of gin (or any other hard alcohol, including rubbing alcohol) will…

50 Natives: California : California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

I have to admit…after the fun I had with my presidential candidates inspired native plants I am struggling to continue…

Our dirty little secret — what to do with pots.

I recently read an article in a local magazine about a problem that I have myself.  What to do with…

Mimosa- color of the year 2009!

I read this morning that Pantone, the “global authority on color,” has selected Mimosa as the color of the year…

Pink Ugly Mix

Craig at Ellis Hollow just made the most interesting posting that I think you hotel owners/ developers and property managers…

50 Natives : New York : Chionanthus virginicus (Fringe Tree, Old Man’s Beard, Grancy Grey-beard) – Inspired by Design Mom

I am guest blogging this week at Design Mom, who is based in NYC. So with ‘Design Mom’ and ‘mom’s…

50 Natives : Montana : Equisetum hyamale (scouring rush, horse tail)

Horse Tail, while native to almost every US state, is, for nostalgic reasons, my Montana pick. As kids, my sister,…

Witch’s Gardens

Witch’s Gardens

It’s Freaky Friday and I thought I might see what witches would plant in their gardens. It is actually quite…

50 Natives: Hawaii: Barack Obama and the Koa Acacia

I find Barack Obama to be dominant, ambitious, and outgoing. The Koa Acacia was once the same in Hawaii. Historically…

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat…..

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat…..

….and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble,…

50 Natives: Delaware: Joe Biden, Maidenhairs & a of couple Asters

Lets see, what do we know about Joe the Politician…. he is widely praised for his confidence and outgoing style….natives…

50 Natives: Arizona: John McCain and the Saguaro Cactus

Like the senator, the ribs or inward fiber of this singular plant are quite hard and tough and it can…

50 Natives : Alaska : Sarah Palin & Other Vixens

I can’t begin to think about Alaska without my mind going to our current presidential race. So I’m taking Sarah…

Landscape Color Themes

There are too many choices in the plant world, and it is so easy to loose focus which is why…

50 Natives : Mississippi : Callicarpa americana (Beautyberry)

I love Callicarpa– I first discovered it used in a wreath that I bought many years ago. The berries are…

50 Natives : Alabama : Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)

50 Natives : Alabama : Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)

The Redbud is universally loved and is one of the best spring flowering trees. It is used by Native Americans…

Follow @PITHANDVIGOR on Instagram