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I am planning my Christmas dinner.  I happen to have a duck in the freezer and since this Christmas will be a small affair of my husband and my two little people, we are thinking of making one of our favorite dishes.  Cassoulet (filled with delicious meats and the best part – soul nourishing cassoulet […]

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If you have a good local farmers market nearby, then a big part of your vegetable garden plants should aim to fill in all the blanks for interesting things that you can’t easily get elsewhere. Diversity and variety are one of the great joys of growing veggie garden, so why grow the same things you […]

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The heat of the summer has me looking forward to the cooler days of fall planting.  With a lead time of about two months, I’m going to try growing glow in the dark mushrooms this year.  A few magical logs on the front porch, giving off an eerie night light will next level the Halloween […]

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How to fix size, light and balance problems in your garden with a mirror. Mirrors are an easy way to solve some of the most common garden design issues.

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Eddie Dejong Keyhole garden maker wita gardens contributor to www.pithandvigor.com

  by Eddie DeJong – Founder of Vita Gardens and creator of all those Keyhole garden beds you see at Costco. Keyhole gardens: One of those buzz words – keyhole garden – that seem to be taking over the gardening world. A circular raised bed with a central composting bin, and a path to the […]

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How to Plant a Tree So That it Doesn't Die

For years, I used the planting bed near my front door as a holding area for new things that didn’t yet have a permanent home.  It was a mish–mash mess that was exhausting to look at. I needed a cohesive design that highlights the house (especially now that it is freshly painted!). The before is […]

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