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 them for sale a couple of weeks ago.  Drunk with the…

Revisiting Immigrant Gardeners

Revisiting Immigrant Gardeners

This weekend was my birthday and celebrations began on Saturday morning with brunch at Pier 6 in Charlestown, MA.  Pier 6 has great views of Boston across the harbor that you…

Heavenly Scented Candles

Heavenly Scented Candles

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 these little bottles of oil in…

PITH + VIGOR 2016 Reader Survey and Giveaway

PITH + VIGOR 2016 Reader Survey and Giveaway

Dear Readers, I’d love to hear your thoughts as I plan future print and digital issues of PITH + VIGOR, books, stories, and new features for this website.   Would you…

Dad’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

Dad’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 do entice a little interest. Mostly, they involve enormity. Huge fruits….

Another Grocery Store Bouquet Story.

Another Grocery Store Bouquet Story.

Am I the only blogger who hasn’t written a story about how to upgrade grocery store flowers into something more interesting?   I think I might be… but that delinquency ends right…

Ticks!

Ticks!

I’m easily two months late in announcing it is tick season, but I thought I’d mention it as I have a few things to share from my own most recent tick drama….

Celebrating with Macerated Strawberries and Rosehip Vinegar Meringues

Celebrating with Macerated Strawberries and Rosehip Vinegar Meringues

Are you cooking anything this weekend? I am considering treating myself by using the first strawberries of the season in a special way. I got the idea from the ladies at…

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing

By: DR. ROXANNE DALEO Shinrin-Yoku. Translation: Shinrin – forest. Yoku – bathing, showering, taking in – with all of our senses. Shinrin-yoku – bathing mind and body in green space. I…

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. Stick a fork in it – I’m done. That grass isn’t…

BOSKKE Sky Planters – Yea or Nay?

BOSKKE Sky Planters – Yea or Nay?

Without question, I say Nay to the likes of the Topsy Turvey Tomato Planter thingy. I simply can’t justify tormenting my tomato plants (for no good reason) by planting them in…

Kiss the Earth: Holi

Kiss the Earth: Holi

We have finally made it. We have endured the grey skies of Winter and are stepping into this miraculous time of renewal, fertility, and regeneration, when we sow our seeds and…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

It’s almost St. Patty’s Day.  Which meant little to me until we moved to Boston. But now we will wake up early to be at the pub with friends and neighbors…

Friday 5: Five Great Garden Grasses

Friday 5: Five Great Garden Grasses

I’m trying out a new feature…. I’m calling it the Friday 5.  The concept is simple — it is five of anything, featured on friday.   If you want to share…

Doggy Water Bowls

Doggy Water Bowls

My nice quiet mornings where I awake before my family and sneak to the dark kitchen, prepare myself a nice cup of coffee (in the dark) and sit down to write are gone….

Before & After: Liz & Linda – Construction

Before & After: Liz & Linda – Construction

[singlepic id=20 w=500 float=] [nggallery id=4] Ok, this the painful week as we follow along with Liz and Linda’s garden and our London Garden Designers — This is where  the plans…

Zachary Design’s Concrete Garden Furniture

Zachary Design’s Concrete Garden Furniture

Some days I am just a little bit bored with shiny or plastic looking designs for outdoor furniture. But concrete has an appeal that feels right for a garden.  There is…

A South African Rockery

A South African Rockery

  You know, not all gardens start with a love of plants. Sure plants are important, perhaps even a requirement (some would argue) for a ‘garden’ to be a garden…but, as…

New Puppy: Welcome Earvin Zippance (Zippy) Greayer

New Puppy: Welcome Earvin Zippance (Zippy) Greayer

Hi – just popping into let you know that I have a new arrival.   As with all new babies, families need time to adjust so I will be out the…

The Latin Series: F is for Flava

The Latin Series: F is for Flava

What does Flava Mean? I joke…. But seriously, now that we have done red (remember red = Coccinea) and blue  (blue = Caerulea), we are rouding out the primary colors with…

BOSKKE Sky Planters – Yea or Nay?

BOSKKE Sky Planters – Yea or Nay?

Without question, I say Nay to the likes of the Topsy Turvey Tomato Planter thingy. I simply can’t justify tormenting my tomato plants (for no good reason) by planting them in…

Kiss the Earth: Holi

Kiss the Earth: Holi

We have finally made it. We have endured the grey skies of Winter and are stepping into this miraculous time of renewal, fertility, and regeneration, when we sow our seeds and…

Weekend Things

Weekend Things

It’s almost St. Patty’s Day.  Which meant little to me until we moved to Boston. But now we will wake up early to be at the pub with friends and neighbors…

Friday 5: Five Great Garden Grasses

Friday 5: Five Great Garden Grasses

I’m trying out a new feature…. I’m calling it the Friday 5.  The concept is simple — it is five of anything, featured on friday.   If you want to share…

Doggy Water Bowls

Doggy Water Bowls

My nice quiet mornings where I awake before my family and sneak to the dark kitchen, prepare myself a nice cup of coffee (in the dark) and sit down to write are gone….

Before & After: Liz & Linda – Construction

Before & After: Liz & Linda – Construction

[singlepic id=20 w=500 float=] [nggallery id=4] Ok, this the painful week as we follow along with Liz and Linda’s garden and our London Garden Designers — This is where  the plans…

Zachary Design’s Concrete Garden Furniture

Zachary Design’s Concrete Garden Furniture

Some days I am just a little bit bored with shiny or plastic looking designs for outdoor furniture. But concrete has an appeal that feels right for a garden.  There is…

A South African Rockery

A South African Rockery

  You know, not all gardens start with a love of plants. Sure plants are important, perhaps even a requirement (some would argue) for a ‘garden’ to be a garden…but, as…

New Puppy: Welcome Earvin Zippance (Zippy) Greayer

New Puppy: Welcome Earvin Zippance (Zippy) Greayer

Hi – just popping into let you know that I have a new arrival.   As with all new babies, families need time to adjust so I will be out the…

The Latin Series: F is for Flava

The Latin Series: F is for Flava

What does Flava Mean? I joke…. But seriously, now that we have done red (remember red = Coccinea) and blue  (blue = Caerulea), we are rouding out the primary colors with…

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 them for sale a couple of weeks ago.  Drunk with the…

Revisiting Immigrant Gardeners

Revisiting Immigrant Gardeners

This weekend was my birthday and celebrations began on Saturday morning with brunch at Pier 6 in Charlestown, MA.  Pier 6 has great views of Boston across the harbor that you…

Heavenly Scented Candles

Heavenly Scented Candles

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 these little bottles of oil in…

PITH + VIGOR 2016 Reader Survey and Giveaway

PITH + VIGOR 2016 Reader Survey and Giveaway

Dear Readers, I’d love to hear your thoughts as I plan future print and digital issues of PITH + VIGOR, books, stories, and new features for this website.   Would you…

Dad’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

Dad’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 do entice a little interest. Mostly, they involve enormity. Huge fruits….

Another Grocery Store Bouquet Story.

Another Grocery Store Bouquet Story.

Am I the only blogger who hasn’t written a story about how to upgrade grocery store flowers into something more interesting?   I think I might be… but that delinquency ends right…

Ticks!

Ticks!

I’m easily two months late in announcing it is tick season, but I thought I’d mention it as I have a few things to share from my own most recent tick drama….

Celebrating with Macerated Strawberries and Rosehip Vinegar Meringues

Celebrating with Macerated Strawberries and Rosehip Vinegar Meringues

Are you cooking anything this weekend? I am considering treating myself by using the first strawberries of the season in a special way. I got the idea from the ladies at…

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing

By: DR. ROXANNE DALEO Shinrin-Yoku. Translation: Shinrin – forest. Yoku – bathing, showering, taking in – with all of our senses. Shinrin-yoku – bathing mind and body in green space. I…

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. Stick a fork in it – I’m done. That grass isn’t…

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  • Been spending some time at Tower Hill Botanic Garden helpinghellip
  • At first glance I thought it was cat mint Howhellip
  • Many of my garden projects get out of hand toohellip
  • Have you ever done a daily challenge? My friend Stacyhellip
  • One of those times when the camera is just hopelesshellip
  • Loving the minimalism and rustic quality of this garden Inhellip
  • Made me smile this morning Thanks iamrandyharris for letting mehellip
  • Its done!! The official unveiling is tonight And this washellip
  • Inspiration from Monrovia nursery I love the layers created byhellip
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  • Geeking out today! Loving the opportunity to see Monrovias seedhellip
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  • Have you ever done a daily challenge? My friend Stacyhellip
  • Been spending some time at Tower Hill Botanic Garden helpinghellip
  • So excited to celebrate Monrovias 90th birthday here in Oregonhellip
  • Can you believe this isnt real? And actual size ishellip
  • At first glance I thought it was cat mint Howhellip
  • Many of my garden projects get out of hand toohellip
  • One of those times when the camera is just hopelesshellip
  • Its done!! The official unveiling is tonight And this washellip
  • Loving the minimalism and rustic quality of this garden Inhellip
  • Inspiration from Monrovia nursery I love the layers created byhellip
  • Geeking out today! Loving the opportunity to see Monrovias seedhellip
  • Made me smile this morning Thanks iamrandyharris for letting mehellip

Join @PITHANDVIGOR on Instagram

  • Have you ever done a daily challenge? My friend Stacyhellip
  • One of those times when the camera is just hopelesshellip
  • Loving the minimalism and rustic quality of this garden Inhellip
  • Made me smile this morning Thanks iamrandyharris for letting mehellip
  • Many of my garden projects get out of hand toohellip
  • Been spending some time at Tower Hill Botanic Garden helpinghellip
  • Can you believe this isnt real? And actual size ishellip
  • At first glance I thought it was cat mint Howhellip
  • Geeking out today! Loving the opportunity to see Monrovias seedhellip
  • So excited to celebrate Monrovias 90th birthday here in Oregonhellip
  • Inspiration from Monrovia nursery I love the layers created byhellip
  • Its done!! The official unveiling is tonight And this washellip