I'm a former rocket scientist turned garden designer (on TV and IRL).
I'm also and author, entrepreneur and activist who thinks she can help save the planet (and make it a whole lot prettier) by teaching everyone a little something about landscape design.
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UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN LIVING UNDER A MOSS-COVERED ROCK IN YOUR PERFECTLY MANICURED, ABUNDANTLY PRODUCTIVE GARDEN, YOU KNOW THAT BACKYARD CHICKENS ARE A “THING.” IT SEEMS LATELY EVERYONE IS BUILDING A CUTE LITTLE COOP IN THEIR BACKYARD TO HOUSE EVERYTHING FROM A SUBURBAN-FRIENDLY TRIO TO A DOZEN HENS OR MORE. AND YOU CAN’T BEAT FRESH EGGS. […]
Which plant is literally on fire in our Coastal Maine garden right now? Hibiscus ‘Midnight Marvel.’ I admittedly ordered this hardy hibiscus on a whim when we needed to add some more late season color to our new planting beds. It is not a strictly tropical plant (in fact it is hardy to zone 4), […]
I am adding a bunch of berries to my garden, but my berry planting intentions stretch beyond the ordinary strawberry, blueberry, raspberry mix. There are three less common and different things I am interested in – Elderflower (and elderberries), Gooseberry, and blackberry plants, and I am excited about each for a variety of reasons. Fall […]
Coco Chanel is an icon of fashion design being both a symbol of modernism (at least for her time) and classic design. So, when Susan Cohan challenged me to a garden design mood board throw-down with Coco Chanel as the inspiration, I happily accepted. For this garden, I was inspired by the classic taste of […]
Do you decorate your front porch for the fall or halloween? Does the autumn decorating spill into the garden? If you are looking for some super creepy diy halloween inspiration – why not take a cue from classic movies? Like Children of the Corn? I’ve been researching haunted houses in the area because my daughter […]
I know that visitors to this site and the readers of PITH + VIGOR magazine are a book-loving bunch. I am too. As a writer and publisher, I think it is in my DNA to collect and hoard books. But I do recognize, that not all books are equal. And, not everyone wants to fill […]