On Tour

On Tour

I have always thought that viewing a private garden as part of a guided tour is awkward at best, regimented at worst.

Making a Living Willow Arbor

Making a Living Willow Arbor

Guests are usually surprised when I tell them that our willow arbor only cost $35. Back in 2005, I spent $8 plus shipping for four hybrid willows…

The Stump

The Stump

A Studied Dismantling of a Yellow Jacket Nest with Noah Wilson-Rich Ph.D.

Editor’s Letter #6

Editor’s Letter #6

Dear Readers,

Sometimes new beginnings come in fits and starts. I always wish for a spring that slowly wakes up. The earliest bloomers warm me up for a move into flushes of yellows and pinks and greens that stretch gently into to a colorful early summer climax.

But more often than not, a late snow storm arrives. Daffodils get flattened, and emerging plants zapped. The blooms of late summer fruit are wrecked and whole season of hydrangeas (or rhododendrons, or something) are lost.

This spring issue has been more the later than the former…

Seed Libraries In The Northeast

Seed Libraries In The Northeast

Being a garden blogger has its perks…free plants and seeds.  Every year, the packets come in, some I purchased and…

Using Black Plants – Seven Daring Pairings of Darkness & Light for Your Garden
Downloadable Issue #5

Downloadable Issue #5

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Downloadable Issue # 4

Downloadable Issue # 4

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The Spring 2016 Issue

The Spring 2016 Issue

I’ve got cause to celebrate – the Spring 2016 issue of PITH + VIGOR is shipping next week! Seriously, we made…

Thoughts for the New Year, and A 2016 Garden Design Trends Forecast (download)

Thoughts for the New Year, and A 2016 Garden Design Trends Forecast (download)

Hello readers.  I am both excited and nervous to share a project that I have been working on for the…

Cheers to the NYC Manhattan Greenline Proposal

Cheers to the NYC Manhattan Greenline Proposal

Could it really happen?  Will NYC really turn the forty city blocks that is the diagonal part of Broadway into…

Autumn 2015 issue of Pith + Vigor Coming Soon! (Subscribe now!)

Autumn 2015 issue of Pith + Vigor Coming Soon! (Subscribe now!)

The next issue of Pith + Vigor will ship to subscribers the week of September 8th.  In order to get…

Je Persoonlijke Tuin – My book, In Dutch

Je Persoonlijke Tuin – My book, In Dutch

  Check this out – it’s my book – in Dutch.  I love all things Dutch – have I ever told…

PITH + VIGOR One Year Later – The State of the Paper

PITH + VIGOR One Year Later – The State of the Paper

It is so amazing to me that just one year ago this week, I launched (with great trepidation) the indiegogo…

Downloadable Issue # 3

Downloadable Issue # 3

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The Summer 2015 Issue of PITH + VIGOR – (A Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift!)

The Summer 2015 Issue of PITH + VIGOR – (A Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift!)

It just dawned on me that I could/ should (I mean what kind of business woman would I be if…

Printable Plant Wrapping Paper

Printable Plant Wrapping Paper

As the spring flowers start to peak their little tips above ground, I am reminded that we are entering into…

New PITH + VIGOR Newsletter

New PITH + VIGOR Newsletter

I launched a new format for the PITH + VIGOR newsletter this morning.  I’m feeling much better about what it…

Needing Street Wisdom

Needing Street Wisdom

I’ve been really frustrated with myself for the past few days.  I had a revelation; an idea I was really excited…

Addressing Concerns – Thistle & Fig

Addressing Concerns – Thistle & Fig

It was with overwhelming excitement on my part that I chose to include the first installment of Thistle & Fig…

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…

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