Posted by Rochelle |

Despite three days of rain earlier this week, many of my plants are struggling. We are in serious drought mode. I refuse to irrigate the...

immigrant farmers pithandvigor.com in boston ma
Posted by Rochelle |

This weekend was my birthday and celebrations began on Saturday morning with brunch at Pier 6 in Charlestown, MA.  Pier 6 has great views of...

Neil Best Landscape arcitect and stone builder and interview for pith + vigor www.pithandvigor
Posted by Rochelle |

Neil Best is a landscape architect and builder whose favorite part of the job is getting his hands dirty and using stone to create timeless...

Ellen Hoverkamp for PITH + VIGOR AUTUMN 2015 COVER ARTIST
Posted by Rochelle |

Connecticut artist Ellen Hoverkamp has exhibited her work in galleries and solo shows throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and Ohio. She won the...

Eddie Dejong Keyhole garden maker wita gardens contributor to www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

  by Eddie DeJong Keyhole gardens: One of those buzz words that seem to be taking over the gardening world. A circular raised bed with...

PITH + VIGOR Issue # 2 contributors.
Posted by Rochelle |

I am a little behind with this post (I meant to do this right after PITH + VIGOR's print Issue #2 came out - and...

illustration of flowers by Kim Piper Werker
Posted by Rochelle |

I thought these answers, given by school children at Tower Hill Botanic Garden over the recent winter break, were too charming and (sometimes) thoughtful not...

People who plant at fenway vicotry gardens www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

Owen: “You should see the s*** we found in this plot when we first excavated.” Mackenzie: “There was all kinds of like, car keys buried. Like somebody...

People who plant at fenway vicotry gardens www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

“I am a former physician and I never used my hands on the ground. And I come here and I look around and thought, I am going...

People who plant at fenway victory gardens boston
Posted by Rochelle |

“We have a lot of gardeners who are older; who gave a lot earlier — they saved the gardens actually a number of times. Like...

Posted by Rochelle |

Who are modern gardeners? We are people who hope to grow food that we can feel sure of and we need a calm place to enjoy a...

Posted by Rochelle |

“I grew up on a farm near Lowell and Billerica. That was a long, long time ago and a completely different environment with planes flying...

Posted by rochelle greayer |

Last week, in reaction to a recent article on LandArchs Network, a discussion broke out on a friend's facebook page (article here, discussion here).  The...

Posted by rodney eason |

This week I want to take a break from writing about all of the cool plants that I am surrounded by each week to reflect...

ulf Nordfjells garden
Posted by rodney eason |

Along the coast of Maine as we are readying for Christmas, our outdoor cultivation has come to a screeching halt as the ground is covered...

Robert Tatin Garden in France
Posted by rochelle greayer |

I'm off this afternoon on a SouthernCalifornia adventure, but before I head out I have a something I have been meaning to share with you...

Posted by rochelle greayer |

Please accept my apologies if this might be a bit too much to look at on a monday morning.  The idea of this art is...

Science writer and UC Berkeley journalism professor Michael Pollan. (Judith Belzer)
Posted by rochelle greayer |

I know it can be hard to find 70 or so extra minutes in your day to sit and watch something that will get you...

Posted by rochelle greayer |

Do you remember our friend Stacy Bass? She had a great series here about garden photography (which she is really good at) called First Light....

Posted by rochelle greayer |

I am beyond pleased to welcome and introduce you to my guest today.  The garden writing industry produces relatively few (IMO) venerable writers compared with other other...

Posted by rochelle greayer |

This short video about design really got me thinking...about design, my garden, and just about everything I do.  I thought it particularly good for garden-makers....