Calming Pastel Colored Plants For The Strawberry Tower

Calming Pastel Colored Plants For The Strawberry Tower

I went two very different directions with color in my garden this year.  Near the house and on my patio,…

Where To Plant the Clematis Vine?

Where To Plant the Clematis Vine?

As you have probably noticed, I work with Proven Winners to test out their plants and then help you (through…

Really Great Heirloom Seed Companies  (for USA and Canada)

Really Great Heirloom Seed Companies (for USA and Canada)

by Dave Ledoux Most gardeners just buy their seeds willy-nilly at the big box stores. But you and I are different,…

Color – Matching The House to The Garden

Color – Matching The House to The Garden

Cute summer towns are a haven for houses with adorable little gardens.  They are always tidy and like a properly…

How To Pick Strawberries

How To Pick Strawberries

When you have picked as many vats of strawberries as we have (this year is just unbelievable!) you find there…

4 Perfect Pairings for Chartreuse in the Garden

4 Perfect Pairings for Chartreuse in the Garden

I’ve turned into a weird hoarder when it comes to Chartreuse plants in my garden.  They have always been a…

The Best Thing to Do in A Strawberry Situation

The Best Thing to Do in A Strawberry Situation

This is a post for anyone who is drowning in red berry abundance. I’m going to throw you a life…

Strawberry Tower Planting 2015

Strawberry Tower Planting 2015

I am in the final stages of getting another issue of PITH + VIGOR out the door (it is in…

Flowers on Cakes – A Trend Report and a Creative Challenge

Flowers on Cakes – A Trend Report and a Creative Challenge

When I arrived home from Florida yesterday (I was there speaking at Epcot’s International Garden Festival) I noted a few…

Arbor Day Special : How to Place and Plant Trees

Arbor Day Special : How to Place and Plant Trees

For many states, Arbor day is the last Friday of April, but there are plenty of places where the annual…

Growing Barberries for Yotam Ottolenghi Recipes

Growing Barberries for Yotam Ottolenghi Recipes

If you are anything like me, food and home cooking featured strongly in your activities last weekend (it was a holiday…

Mulch-less Gardening With Beautiful Ground Covers

Mulch-less Gardening With Beautiful Ground Covers

Let’s face it, anywhere you put mulch, you can dig a hole and plant ground cover. Indeed, ground cover plants…

Easy Earthy Tattoo Easter Eggs

Easy Earthy Tattoo Easter Eggs

I had a hunch that my kid’s temporary tattoos might be my easy trick for making interesting eggs this year….

Beautiful Baptisia + Peonies = Glorious Early Summer Arrangements

Beautiful Baptisia + Peonies = Glorious Early Summer Arrangements

Have you ever ‘weeded’ out a plant – sure that it was a nuisance only to realize later that it…

Morimo Balls – (Pun intended)

Morimo Balls – (Pun intended)

A couple of weeks ago, when I was speaking at the Philadelphia Flower show, I picked up some Aegagropila linnaei…

The Language of Spring in A Garden Inspired Easter Tree

The Language of Spring in A Garden Inspired Easter Tree

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

Growing Turmeric, Ginger, Rosemary & Sage Indoors

Growing Turmeric, Ginger, Rosemary & Sage Indoors

Are you an early spring indoor seed starter? I am not. Not that I wouldn’t like to be, but frankly…

The Nearly Done Office (with the help of a Modernica planter)

The Nearly Done Office (with the help of a Modernica planter)

Slowly but surely my new office is taking shape. The hardest part for me is always the finishing touches. I…

Modern Sustainable Roses

Modern Sustainable Roses

In 2008 the state of New York imposed new regulations on all government-owned properties – no longer would pesticide usage be…

Everything You Ever Wanted (and didn’t want) to Know About Moss

Everything You Ever Wanted (and didn’t want) to Know About Moss

I’m always up for being sent off on a research tangent.  Not knowing where it will end up, what I…

A Shamrock (Oxalis) Rainbow

A Shamrock (Oxalis) Rainbow

I’m finding the ever- increasing variety of oxalis  (commonly called Shamrocks or Wood Sorrel) available to gardeners very inspiring. In…

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