Thoughts on How to Make an Attractive City

Thoughts on How to Make an Attractive City

I’ve been serving on a committee with my little town to try to sort out some design guidelines for our…

Downloadable Issue #2

Downloadable Issue #2

All subscribers can download a digital .pdf copy of issue #2 here: PITH+VIGOR_ISSUE_SPRING_2015.compressed   (page images coming soon)

Downloadable Issue #1

Downloadable Issue #1

All subscribers can download a digital .pdf copy of issue #1 here: PITH + VIGOR ISSUE 1 FALL 2014.compressed  

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…

HERE ARE ALL THE ANSWERS

HERE ARE ALL THE ANSWERS

We’d love to know if you were successful. Too hard, too easy, or just right? Let us know your thoughts…

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…

People Who Plant: On Location In Americas Oldest Victory Garden

People Who Plant: On Location In Americas Oldest Victory Garden

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

People Who Plant #1: At Fenway Victory Gardens

People Who Plant #1: At Fenway Victory Gardens

“I grew up on a farm near Lowell and Billerica. That was a long, long time ago and a completely…

Garden Tour: A Wormtown Plant Haven

Garden Tour: A Wormtown Plant Haven

Gardens are inextricably linked to the people who tend them. It is a deep relationship, where one depends on the other. In every issue,…

PITH + VIGOR: What is in a name?

PITH + VIGOR: What is in a name?

What is in a name? Metaphorically, I am drawn to the idea of the pith of a plant—it is the…

Trends on Trial:  Vertical Wall Gardens – An Urban Oasis or a Recipe for Architectural Disaster?

Trends on Trial: Vertical Wall Gardens – An Urban Oasis or a Recipe for Architectural Disaster?

Opening Statement: Green walls are not new. French botanist Patrick Blanc has been popularizing green walls by building awe inspiring,…

Fresh Pickings From New England Coastal Farmland

Fresh Pickings From New England Coastal Farmland

DATE: September 13, 2014 TIME: 53 Minutes DISTANCE: 43 Miles TERRAIN: New England Coastal Farmland (Dartmouth, MA) Soft early fall…

We had a party….

We had a party….

At this stage in my life, party recovery takes a long time.  It is a sad state of affairs, but…

We’re Having a Launch Party and You Are Invited!

We’re Having a Launch Party and You Are Invited!

Cultivating Garden Style and PITH + VIGOR are both here; they exist and all the hard work that went into them…

Books & Newspapers & Digital Magazines – Oh My!

Books & Newspapers & Digital Magazines – Oh My!

It is an epic understatement to say I have been busy lately (like the last 18 months) and this coming…

Help Push PITH + VIGOR Over The Top!

Help Push PITH + VIGOR Over The Top!

Wow! The last month has been quite a ride. There are just 4 days left in our campaign to raise…

PITH + VIGOR Referral Incentives

PITH + VIGOR Referral Incentives

Did I mention I am in Brugge, Belgium?  Yes, I am here with my family on a much needed vacation….

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