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Are you hitting the road for the holidays? I am not - but I love a good epic holiday road trip. This time of year,...

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Re-planting the Christmas Cactus with Method Hand Soap by rochelle greayer
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My christmas cactus is kind of disgusting. Many years ago, I had this (less than) genius idea to plant my cactus in a clear glass...

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Direvilla Kodiak Orange by Rochelle Greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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It goes with the territory that get to try out lots of new plants.  Most are nice - but if they can't pass muster then...

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School starts Wednesday and I am loosing my summer help.  'The help' (a.k.a. my children) have been "working" for me all summer.  I am quite...

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Twelve years, five lawn mowers, five string trimmers, and two leaf blowers later, I think I can finally tell you what is matters when buying...

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Shopping the nursery - image by Robert and Pat Rogers CC via flickr www.pithandvigor.com
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It's July and officially 'late season' for plant buying.  (Don't worry! - you get another chance for regular season planting in the early fall).  In many...

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soil compost mulch tips - www.pithandvigor.com - image by forrest cavale
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I generally feel like I can't do much of anything about of a whole host of things that concern me (Guns, Breixit, Trump, Global Warming...I'd...

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Rocapulco white Double impatiens by proven winners - plant pairing by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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Whole Foods and Trader Joes appear to have recently split a shipment of beautiful potted gardenias and they both had them for sale a couple...

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essential oil candels by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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I discovered something wonderful recently. I have long been a lover of essential oils... the right scent can really energize me. I picked up on...

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Posted by Rochelle |

My husband is not a gardener - but over the years I've learned that there are few things I can do entice a little interest....

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proven winners creeping thyme for grass replacement - by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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We've had two straight weeks of rain and constant drizzle and I still can't get that grass to take root. Stick a fork in it...

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Alexander von Humboldt's illustration's of mountain zones.
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I've got big plans this spring (I know I am speaking as if it is still coming - when in fact, it already came, flitted...

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glass gem corn illustration by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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The vegetable garden is getting a makeover this year. I am filled with spring energy and can't wait to make a transformation! As I am making...

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tool reccomendations from rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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Have your ever noticed how tasks done with the right tools can often go from tedious and tiresome to enjoyable and invigorating? I helped a...

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cuphea, coleus, pine saplings and atremesia autumn container planting recipe - feathery fall fireworks from www.pithandvigor.com
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Texture features large in this loosely planted arrangement that I am dubbing 'Feathery Fall Fireworks'.  Once again, I hope this inspires you beyond the typical container...

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Calming Pastel Colored Plants - Strawberry tower garden with claibrachoa, and alyssum. www.pithandvigor.com
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I went two very different directions with color in my garden this year.  Near the house and on my patio, I imagined a dramatic combo...

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rambling rose garden scrapbook via www.pithandvigor.com
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I tell people I can't grow Baptisia - but the reality is that about 5 years ago I planted 8 of them in the fall...

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Harlow Carr Clematis scrambling through container garden by jacki-dee via www.pithandvigor.com
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As you have probably noticed, I work with Proven Winners to test out their plants and then help you (through this website) learn more about...

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Plants to pair with a grey house diervilla kodiak orange by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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Cute summer towns are a haven for houses with adorable little gardens.  They are always tidy and like a properly dressed lady (whose handbag always...

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Columbine and sunshine blue caryopteris by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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I've turned into a weird hoarder when it comes to Chartreuse plants in my garden.  They have always been a favorite of mine.  It only...

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Jim Douthit's driveway garden makeover by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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I've had driveway gardens on my mind a lot lately.  We featured the makeover of Jim Douthit's driveway in the summer issue of PITH +...

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