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Hey There! I’m Rochelle Greayer. I’m a garden designer on TV and IRL. I’m also an author and entrepreneur who thinks she can save the world by teaching everyone a little something about landscape design.

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  Dear Winter –    I’m so glad you are here – I’ve been conflating your arrival with the completion of a major home renovation project.  Thank the gods of makeovers, you’ve arrived a little early and we are moving back home next week!    I can’t wait to test out all the expensive new […]

It’s now or never.   Or at least, now or who knows when.   Or if I’d followed that Chinese proverb, I should have done it 20 years ago, but since I didn’t, then I should do it now.    I am, obviously, talking about planting trees.  A home orchard, specifically.   Point is, I […]

Do you ever have that feeling like the universe is trying to send you a message and you notice it, but then you are like ‘nah -universes don’t send messages to people, that is dumb’? I think the universe is trying to tell me plant lots of foxgloves.  Is that dumb? I posted earlier this […]

It has been a few years since I actively cultivated my huge vegetable patch. I’ve found that I’d rather spend my summers having adventures than babysitting a vegetable patch that makes me feel like an indentured servant. The last straw was also the summer that the woodchuck tunneled all the way under the width of […]

I’ve got planting on the brain.  My planting design boot camp is currently enrolling for March 1st, 2019, and this week I start a new gig talking about plants live on nationwide TV. Even though it is literally snowing right now my brain is all plants, plants, plants! Check out this image by photographer Arielle Vey.  […]

Did you know that ancient Japanese calendars split the year not into 4 seasons or even 12 – but into 72 seasons? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These micro seasons (each only 5 days) encourage us to notice the tiny, delicate changes in nature that constantly occur around us, year in year out.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A few years ago, I read about […]

It isn’t that I have a hard rule against it, but I don’t tend to buy tomatoes out of season. We were having burgers for dinner last night, though, and I just wanted a tomato on top. The last time I broke my rule, I tossed the whole thing out before I even served it. […]

I’ve been cleaning out the back end of this site. So far, I’ve purged over 6G of extraneous files – which translates to a lot in website hosting dollars as well as a real sense of “fresh-start” satisfaction – 10+ years of blogging creates lots of digital junk. As I’ve been moving through old posts […]

Paul Staments, the famous mycologist, has inspired me for ages. His research is ever-promising and whenever I read something new about him, it always seems that he’s found a mushroom to solve yet another planetary catastrophe. And again today – The New York Times has a short story about how he may have found a […]

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