Florals

Posted by rodney eason |

Have you started planting your spring bulbs? We started planting last week at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and hope to be finished by early next...

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Posted by Rochelle |

DATE: September 13, 2014 TIME: 53 Minutes DISTANCE: 43 Miles TERRAIN: New England Coastal Farmland (Dartmouth, MA) Soft early fall light draws me outside; the...

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Posted by rodney eason |

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Aniston, and Sandra Bullock. I started naming random actors whose names relay beauty and attraction. If you were...

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setaria palmifolia by Katja Schulz
Posted by rodney eason |

*sort of When I say sort of, I am alluding to the fact that this plant that looks like a palm is not really a...

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Posted by rodney eason |

Of all the plants that I would recommend most everyone include in their garden, mountain mint or Pycnanthemum muticum would be near the top of...

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Anigozanthos land by faroutflora via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rodney eason |

Funny how one person can say something and then more and more people start to repeat it until their words spread around. Here in Maine,...

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Posted by rodney eason |

I have written before about how much I like the Hartlage Wine sweetshrub. Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine' is still a standout performer in our...

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Gillenia trifoliata
Posted by rodney eason |

I think this Summer has been absolutely fantastic here in Maine. So far, there has been plenty of sunshine and enough warmth to make everything...

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Phygelius
Posted by rodney eason |

It feels great to be home. For the past week and a half, I was on the road between Maine and Pennsylvania, Boston and Denver....

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halesia tree by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

This time of year is such a treat.  It is so full of beautiful flowering trees and shrubs that it is hard to take it...

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Miss Wilmott Eryngium
Posted by rodney eason |

Have you ever heard of Ellen Willmott? She was an heiress who blew through her fortune on gardens and plants. Hailing from the UK, she...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

As a designer I am not immune to creative dry spells - but the key to maintaining a steady stream of ideas is to know...

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ikeas ideas for a natural easter via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Its in Swedish so you will have to allow google to translate for you but Ikea has some beautifully earthy ideas for easter on their...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

I have been meaning to share this arrangement for days now - but it (once again) has been one of those kind of weeks. The...

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lavender vs catmint for the perfect pruple edge www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Whether you have visited the south of France or just seen pictures you know how seductive those mounded purple rows of lavender can be.  But...

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epimedium grandiflorum
Posted by rodney eason |

Again, blame it on this long, drawn-out, cold and snowy winter but I am really digging into certain groups of plants and wanting to add...

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Posted by rodney eason |

I am probably late to the party, but a couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across 'Café au Lait' dahlia. Have you grown this cultivar...

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desktop floral arrangement by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer |

I hope you have all had a great weekend. I hear the weather has started to warm in most places.  I couldn't tell you as...

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Posted by rodney eason |

This summer at Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, we are focusing our educational programming on pollinators. We have some fun and vivacious plants scheduled for the...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

As the winter drudges on, my patience for a lack of greenery has started to come to a head.  I don't think I mentioned that...

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Posted by rodney eason |

There are two songs that I have been playing over and over this winter. One is by Andy Grammer and the other is by Ben...

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