Plants

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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setaria palmifolia by Katja Schulz
Posted by rodney eason |

*sort of When I say sort of, I am alluding to the fact that this plant that looks like a palm is not really a...

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dark purple coleus by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

There is nothing like the official change of season (autumn equinox - I see you)  to inspire a look back over the summer.   I've...

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strawberry tower 2014 www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

There is nothing like the official change of season (autumn equinox - I see you)  to inspire a look back over the summer.   I've...

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Posted by rodney eason |

Of all the plants that I would recommend most everyone include in their garden, mountain mint or Pycnanthemum muticum would be near the top of...

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Chinese May Apple by James Gaither (Podophyllum pleianthum)
Posted by rodney eason |

This weekend I was mowing the grass when our 21 year-old Honda pushmower finally gave up the ghost. We had limped it along for several...

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sporobolus Prairie dropseed at the highline garden
Posted by rodney eason |

Walking through New York city brings to mind a unique combination of good and bad smells. Cooking onions and sausages from street food vendors, fresh...

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Anigozanthos land by faroutflora via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rodney eason |

Funny how one person can say something and then more and more people start to repeat it until their words spread around. Here in Maine,...

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midnight marvel hibiscus www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rodney eason |

Which plant is literally on fire in our garden right now? Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel.' I admittedly ordered this plant on a whim when we needed...

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Posted by rodney eason |

I have written before about how much I like the Hartlage Wine sweetshrub. Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine' is still a standout performer in our...

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Rusty Foxglove Digitalis ferruginea
Posted by rodney eason |

Long after other Digitalis have taken the summer off for vacation, the rusty foxglove or Digitalis ferruginea is flowering during the warm days of July and August...

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Dienanthe caerulea by Kristine Paulus (CC) via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rodney eason |

Summer is the time for vacations, warm temperatures, and flowering hydrangeas. Among the things that New Englanders come to count on in summertime include ice...

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cuphea
Posted by rodney eason |

Occasionally, I will get the urge to obsess over a group of plants. I have gone mad for Magnolias, frenetic for Fothergilla, hysterical for Hydrangea,...

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Gillenia trifoliata
Posted by rodney eason |

I think this Summer has been absolutely fantastic here in Maine. So far, there has been plenty of sunshine and enough warmth to make everything...

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Phygelius
Posted by rodney eason |

It feels great to be home. For the past week and a half, I was on the road between Maine and Pennsylvania, Boston and Denver....

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candy oh roses and varigated willow in Rochelle Greayer 's garden www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

You win some you lose some. I've been focussing too much lately on where I am losing (I beat the woodchuck in my veg garden,...

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Aquilegia vulgaris William Guinness
Posted by rodney eason |

There are plants that people love and then there are plants that people hate. Some of the plants that a lot of people love, have...

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Cerastium tomentosum
Posted by rodney eason |

School is almost out for the summer here in New England. Thankfully, our kids only have two snow make-up days so they are getting out...

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Posted by rodney eason |

I must start again with a confession. You know how people refer to themselves as "fan-boys?" This term is usually used for love and loyalty...

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Bloodroot
Posted by rodney eason |

It is late May here in Maine and we are in the midst of a long, cool spring. The temperatures have only risen above 70...

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Posted by rodney eason |

When I first became passionate about gardening and horticulture in college, I would devour books and magazines about gardens and plants. Around my junior year...

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