PITH + VIGOR 2016 Reader Survey and Giveaway

PITH + VIGOR 2016 Reader Survey and Giveaway

Dear Readers, I’d love to hear your thoughts as I plan future print and digital issues of PITH + VIGOR,…

Bio-Hacking with Ellen Jorgensen

I am undeniably intrigued by just about everything that Ellen Jorgensen says in this video.   I want to be…

Pretty Old Planting Plan

Pretty Old Planting Plan

I have so many links and interesting things that I have discovered while researching and writing my book that I can’t…

Gouache Flower Paintings from Gottorf Castle (Hi Res Downloads!)

Gouache Flower Paintings from Gottorf Castle (Hi Res Downloads!)

I discovered this morning that the entire Gottorfer Codex (danish: Gottorpsk Codex) is available on issuu. The Gottorfer Codex is a…

Is it a He or a She?

Is it a He or a She?

I bought and planted a weeping willow tree about 2 weeks ago — right before the heat wave.  Needless to…

Beyond Gardening: Rewilding

I came across this video this morning about Rewilding. Have you heard of this term? It is new to me,…

Before & After: Humphry Repton

Before & After: Humphry Repton

I love sharing before and after shots.  They are so effective at capturing the sum total of a whole lot…

Garden Gallery:  Dan Hinkley (Plant Hunter) in January’s Martha Stewart Living

Garden Gallery: Dan Hinkley (Plant Hunter) in January’s Martha Stewart Living

I have some interesting tidbits to share with you this morning.  About a year ago I met a woman who…

Arithmetic, Population, & Energy

Arithmetic, Population, & Energy

A friend posted this on my facebook wall this morning and it hi-jacked me for the last hour.  I wasn’t really planning…

Sustainable Garden Definition

Sustainable Garden Definition

I was reading Steve Martino’s blog this morning and he was discussing his definition of sustainabiliy — it is quite…

A Quick Question

A Quick Question

I posted a one question survey on the Studio ‘g’ Facebook Page  because I’m wondering what kind of  posts you like…

Zip Lines (Trend?)

Zip Lines (Trend?)

Have you noticed that zip lines are kinda popping up every where?  Indy 500, Super Bowl, parks, back yards (I…

Garden Design Basics: Scale

Garden Design Basics: Scale

It is not often that a perfect picture crosses my desk that so precisely shows how, by playing with the…

Garden Designer’s Roundtable: A Report From My Own Experiment Garden

[singlepic id=144 w=500 h= float=] I know I have mentioned it before, but my garden really is a test bed…

Help Wanted: Dumbarton Oaks Dream Job

Help Wanted: Dumbarton Oaks Dream Job

Oh — this is a dreamy little dream job for just the right person…..Post- Doctoral Associate At Dumbarton Oaks in…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

I am ready for the weekend….and then I am not….this is going to be one of those really, really, really…

Falu Red

Falu Red

Did you know, wooden buildings often aren’t arbitrarily red? Falu red (pronounced “FAH-loo”, in Swedish it’s Falu rödfärg) is the name…

An ASLA Rant

An ASLA Rant

Do you follow the The Dirt? (the blog of the ASLA)  I stop in from time to time but this…

The Latin Series: B is for Barbata

The Latin Series: B is for Barbata

I really hate to not finish things that I start.  And being a starter type personality (as opposed to a maintainer or a…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

This week has been a little crazy for me.  Parties, friends and my whole family at home (encroaching on my…

Garden Designers Round Table: Design Heroes

Garden Designers Round Table: Design Heroes

Choosing a design hero is not something that comes easy to me , primarily because I can find something I…

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