Before + After: A French City Garden and a Plant Collector’s Exotic Gateway

Before + After: A French City Garden and a Plant Collector’s Exotic Gateway

François Simonaire has been working as a gardener for more than 25 years, but it was just seven years ago that…

Stickworks

Stickworks

We are all on a journey. But for the last few years, I wasn’t so sure anymore where my destination…

HELP WANTED! – Perfect Planters

HELP WANTED! – Perfect Planters

Story By ELIZABETH DUNN Obviously, I would not be capable of assembling the planters myself. For starters, the terrace where…

Our Status Was Provisional

Our Status Was Provisional

Photos and Story By Kathleen McCoy I learned flower arranging from the last in the line of garden club royalty….

Rhubarb Cocktails

Rhubarb Cocktails

Story & Recipes: JOY FLANAGAN Images: AMBER LOCKE When it’s winter in New England, I love the excuse snow gives me…

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 …

Downloadable Issue #5

Downloadable Issue #5

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Downloadable Issue # 4

Downloadable Issue # 4

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Backyard Biology – Designing A Garden To Be A Kid’s Science Lab

Backyard Biology – Designing A Garden To Be A Kid’s Science Lab

As the editor of this newspaper, my job is mostly to bring ideas together, and as they flow in from…

Downloadable Issue # 3

Downloadable Issue # 3

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Downloadable Issue #2

Downloadable Issue #2

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Downloadable Issue #1

Downloadable Issue #1

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Making a Mushroom Garden: Learning to Design a Glorified Forest Garden

Making a Mushroom Garden: Learning to Design a Glorified Forest Garden

After ten years of staring down a large pile of hardwood logs left for me after the installation of a…

People Who Plant #4 : At Fenway Victory Gardens

People Who Plant #4 : At Fenway Victory Gardens

Owen: “You should see the s*** we found in this plot when we first excavated.” Mackenzie: “There was all kinds of…

People Who Plant #3 : At Fenway Victory Gardens

People Who Plant #3 : At Fenway Victory Gardens

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

Match Making with Fall Bulbs (Bonus!)

Match Making with Fall Bulbs (Bonus!)

In the first issue of PITH + VIGOR,  Joanne Neale shared four great planting combos for fall-blooming bulbs – but…

Planting Ideas: Match Making with Fall Bulbs

Planting Ideas: Match Making with Fall Bulbs

Like me, you are probably feeling a bit depressed at the thought of your garden’s painstakingly planted scenes deteriorating over the next months. Yes, of course you…

People Who Plant #2: At Fenway Victory Gardens

People Who Plant #2: At Fenway Victory Gardens

“We have a lot of gardeners who are older; who gave a lot earlier — they saved the gardens actually…

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