Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

It goes with the territory that get to try out lots of new plants.  Most are nice – but if…

How to Navigate the Nursery for Late Season Plant Shopping

How to Navigate the Nursery for Late Season Plant Shopping

It’s July and officially ‘late season’ for plant buying.  (Don’t worry! – you get another chance for regular season planting in…

When All Else Fails – Soil. Compost. Mulch.

When All Else Fails – Soil. Compost. Mulch.

I generally feel like I can’t do much of anything about of a whole host of things that concern me…

Garden Style Plants – Using Double White Impatiens

Garden Style Plants – Using Double White Impatiens

Whole Foods and Trader Joes appear to have recently split a shipment of beautiful potted gardenias and they both had…

Father’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

Father’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

My husband is not a gardener – but over the years I’ve learned that there are few things I can…

Giving Up On That Grass

Giving Up On That Grass

We’ve had two straight weeks of rain and constant drizzle and I still can’t get that grass to take root….

Spring is Here! (I think)

Spring is Here! (I think)

I’ve got big plans this spring (I know I am speaking as if it is still coming – when in…

Autumn Container Garden: Feathery Fall Fireworks

Autumn Container Garden: Feathery Fall Fireworks

Texture features large in this loosely planted arrangement that I am dubbing ‘Feathery Fall Fireworks’.  Once again, I hope this inspires…

Calming Pastel Colored Plants For The Strawberry Tower

Calming Pastel Colored Plants For The Strawberry Tower

I went two very different directions with color in my garden this year.  Near the house and on my patio,…

Garden Record Keeping Ideas

Garden Record Keeping Ideas

I tell people I can’t grow Baptisia – but the reality is that about 5 years ago I planted 8…

Where To Plant the Clematis Vine?

Where To Plant the Clematis Vine?

As you have probably noticed, I work with Proven Winners to test out their plants and then help you (through…

Color – Matching The House to The Garden

Color – Matching The House to The Garden

Cute summer towns are a haven for houses with adorable little gardens.  They are always tidy and like a properly…

4 Perfect Pairings for Chartreuse in the Garden

4 Perfect Pairings for Chartreuse in the Garden

I’ve turned into a weird hoarder when it comes to Chartreuse plants in my garden.  They have always been a…

Strawberry Tower Planting 2015

Strawberry Tower Planting 2015

I am in the final stages of getting another issue of PITH + VIGOR out the door (it is in…

Container Garden Design: Scented Plants

Container Garden Design: Scented Plants

My mother’s day gift to myself gets delivered tomorrow.  Well, maybe I should say installed.  It’s a water spigot on…

Beautiful Baptisia + Peonies = Glorious Early Summer Arrangements

Beautiful Baptisia + Peonies = Glorious Early Summer Arrangements

Have you ever ‘weeded’ out a plant – sure that it was a nuisance only to realize later that it…

A Shamrock (Oxalis) Rainbow

A Shamrock (Oxalis) Rainbow

I’m finding the ever- increasing variety of oxalis  (commonly called Shamrocks or Wood Sorrel) available to gardeners very inspiring. In…

New Shrubs for the Cutting Garden

New Shrubs for the Cutting Garden

I’m finally starting to believe that eventually these piles of snow will recede – we have a long way to go…

Spring Inspiration

Spring Inspiration

I am headed to the airport shortly to hop a plane to Seattle. I haven’t been to Seattle since a…

What Worked. My 2014 End of Summer Roundup

What Worked. My 2014 End of Summer Roundup

There is nothing like the official change of season (autumn equinox – I see you)  to inspire a look back…

What Worked – My 2014 End of Summer Roundup

What Worked – My 2014 End of Summer Roundup

There is nothing like the official change of season (autumn equinox – I see you)  to inspire a look back…

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