Florals

Posted by rodney eason | 04 November 2014

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...

Posted by Rochelle | 29 October 2014

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 | 08 October 2014

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...

setaria palmifolia by Katja Schulz
Posted by rodney eason | 26 September 2014

*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...

Posted by rodney eason | 18 September 2014

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...

Anigozanthos land by faroutflora via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rodney eason | 30 August 2014

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,...

Posted by rodney eason | 13 August 2014

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...

Gillenia trifoliata
Posted by rodney eason | 18 July 2014

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...

Phygelius
Posted by rodney eason | 02 July 2014

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....

halesia tree by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 07 May 2014

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...

Miss Wilmott Eryngium
Posted by rodney eason | 29 April 2014

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...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 11 April 2014

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

ikeas ideas for a natural easter via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 29 March 2014

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...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 28 March 2014

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

lavender vs catmint for the perfect pruple edge www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 21 March 2014

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...

epimedium grandiflorum
Posted by rodney eason | 18 March 2014

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...

Posted by rodney eason | 12 March 2014

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...

desktop floral arrangement by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by rochelle greayer | 09 March 2014

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...

Posted by rodney eason | 26 February 2014

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...

Posted by rochelle greayer | 11 February 2014

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...

Posted by rodney eason | 11 February 2014

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...