Florals

Upgrading the Trader Joes roses with garden cuttings by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 02 June 2016

Am I the only blogger who hasn’t written a story about how to upgrade grocery store flowers into something more interesting?   I think I might...

Still life centerpiece desinged by Carly Cylinder photographed by Teri Lyn Fisher for www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 14 March 2016

I’ve been looking for a good excuse to commission and wear clothing made of fruit, veg, and flowers for years and my dream dress would...

Posted by Rochelle | 11 March 2016

In 1998, when Danielle Hahn and her husband, Bill, decided to become rose growers on their 15-acre property in Carpinteria, CA, the endeavor was always...

science fair project cut flowers by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 08 March 2016

I try to make varied and wide-ranging suggestions, but my own interests seem to have an overwhelming sway on my daughters choices…of science fair projects. Last...

hellebores by Alicia Schwede via www.pithandvigor.om
Posted by Rochelle | 28 February 2016

There are only a couple of things that get me through the last days of winter –  insta-stalking Aussie gardeners and hellebores. This year, my...

winter wreath making by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor
Posted by Rochelle | 04 December 2015

I give up – I’ve been waiting for days to finish this little photo shoot of all the wreaths and garden decorations we have going...

Luisa Brimble Flower shots via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 21 November 2015

I am nearly midway through a photography and styling class with Holly Becker of Decor8.  As we learn to create our own style, the first...

Halloween flowers by @mimosaboston via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 30 October 2015

Instagram is my not-so-secret superpower (way more than pinterest these days!) and whenever I need an idea, the community of creatives there never lets me...

harvesting redtwig dogwood for winter decorations via www.pithandvigor.com image by @localcolorflowers
Posted by Rochelle | 21 October 2015

The time is just about here if you are interested in foraging or harvesting your garden for the beautiful red twigs of Cornus sericea that...

Cake flowers - Trends in using garden fresh flowers on cakes) by abby larson for www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 21 April 2015

When I arrived home from Florida yesterday (I was there speaking at Epcot’s International Garden Festival) I noted a few daffodils in bloom along the...

Butterfly tattoo easter eggs in collected nests by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 31 March 2015

I had a hunch that my kid’s temporary tattoos might be my easy trick for making interesting eggs this year.  It turns out the idea...

Posted by Rochelle | 30 March 2015

Have you ever ‘weeded’ out a plant – sure that it was a nuisance only to realize later that it was something you intended? I...

Easter Tree designed by Roanne Robbins photographed by Kelly Fitzsommons for www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle | 26 March 2015

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

How to grow sustainable modern roses (easy-care) by Pat Leuctman with Peter Kukielski
Posted by Rochelle | 22 March 2015

In 2008 the state of New York imposed new regulations on all government-owned properties – no longer would pesticide usage be allowed.  Peter Kukielski, the rosarian-curator...

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Cutting garden shrubs
Posted by Rochelle | 03 March 2015

I’m finally starting to believe that eventually these piles of snow will recede – we have a long way to go here in New England, but...

Posted by Rochelle | 07 February 2015

Do you have plans this weekend? Why not take a hike outside and gather the makings of beautiful floral arrangement? If you were able to...

Posted by rodney eason | 04 February 2015

During 2015 at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, we are preparing to focus our educational programming around the theme of Myth, Magic, and Medicine of Plants....

Posted by rochelle greayer | 10 December 2014

Wreaths are such ubiquitous holiday decorations, I find that most years I want to rebel against the traditional cliché of it all and just hang...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 08 December 2014

After so many years of installing countless commercial and residential holiday containers, I could do it in my sleep. Seriously, winter containers have to be...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 26 November 2014

After years of yanking the pervasive (and invasive) red roots of bittersweet from my garden beds, I am highly paranoid about the re-introduction of this...

Posted by rodney eason | 12 November 2014

From this title, “Traffic Stopping Kale,” you may be imagining a major traffic incident in Los Angeles or Santa Barbara where a truck loaded with...