5 Easy and Practical Ways To Reduce Garden Allergens

5 Easy and Practical Ways To Reduce Garden Allergens

If you suffer from allergies you likely have a particular allergy season. For many it is certain times in the…

A Fearless Garden of Defiance in Barcelona Spain

A Fearless Garden of Defiance in Barcelona Spain

I have seen many gardens in my travels but only a few really stick in my mind. Sometimes it’s the…

How to Trim a Perfect Spiral Topiary

How to Trim a Perfect Spiral Topiary

Have you ever tried to trim a topiary?  If you are following existing lines, it ususally isn’t too trickly but…

Modernizing Modern Design – Inspiration for Pioneering New Life

Modernizing Modern Design – Inspiration for Pioneering New Life

I’ve been spending a lot of time behinds the scenes updating old posts and cleaning things out as much as…

How to Be Your Own Garden Designer: Think Like A Curator

How to Be Your Own Garden Designer: Think Like A Curator

Designing for yourself is hard – no matter what the project. It is especially hard for people (like me) who…

How to Grow Wasabi – A Garden Nerd’s Challenge

How to Grow Wasabi – A Garden Nerd’s Challenge

Wasabi, and the idea of growing it, brings back memories of my long deceased grandmother. She was a lifelong Montana…

Stop Allergies! How to Plant Pretty Protective Hedges

Stop Allergies! How to Plant Pretty Protective Hedges

If you have allergy offending trees or shrubs in your neighborhood (probably because of a very common case of botanical…

Can You Make a Living Farming Other People’s Front Yards?

Can You Make a Living Farming Other People’s Front Yards?

Can you make a living farming other people’s front yards? Jim Kovaleski is a nomadic gardener and he proves the…

3 More Beautiful Plant Pairings for Fall Blooming Bulbs

3 More Beautiful Plant Pairings for Fall Blooming Bulbs

In the first issue of PITH + VIGOR,  Joanne Neale shared four great planting combos for fall-blooming bulbs – but…

Fall Blooming Bulbs – 3 Ideas for Exciting Autumn Plant Pairings

Fall Blooming Bulbs – 3 Ideas for Exciting Autumn Plant Pairings

Like me, you are probably feeling a bit depressed at the thought of your garden’s painstakingly planted scenes deteriorating over the next months. Yes, of course you…

An Emotional Container Garden Origin Story (Recipe Included)

An Emotional Container Garden Origin Story (Recipe Included)

Do you want to hear a little behind the scenes story? I created this container garden for the Summer 2015…

The Disruptors: David Milarch

The Disruptors: David Milarch

Meet David Milarch David Milarch is a fourth generation German shade tree farmer who lives in Michigan with two subsequent…

A Cutting Flower Garden Plan

A Cutting Flower Garden Plan

By CHERYL PARKER I’ve grown a cutting garden for three years. Every year I dream of sitting down on a…

Garden Design Basics: Using Shapes To Inspire Your Design

Garden Design Basics: Using Shapes To Inspire Your Design

I recently met up with a couple of former instructors from the English Gardening School in London. Robin Templar Williams and…

The Beautiful Berry – 9 Types of Berries For Fall & Winter Florals

The Beautiful Berry – 9 Types of Berries For Fall & Winter Florals

Right, lets talk about types of berries. Not the kind you eat, but the kind that provide tiny little detail…

How To Grow Humongous White Hydrangea

How To Grow Humongous White Hydrangea

My obsession with humongous white hydrangea blooms started many years ago. I was hooked when a vendor at my local…

Container Gardening Recipe: Wild Indian Summer

Container Gardening Recipe: Wild Indian Summer

I was inspired to create this container garden by the late season and the rich colors of fall. But the…

How To Grow Giant Pumpkins

How To Grow Giant Pumpkins

As a recovering software engineer, I sometimes find myself missing the geek culture that can make a cubicle-land work environment…

The Treehouse

The Treehouse

There are plenty of posts here about treehouses, but I recently realized that have I neglected to share much about…

Before + After: A French City Garden and a Plant Collector’s Exotic Gateway

Before + After: A French City Garden and a Plant Collector’s Exotic Gateway

François Simonaire has been working as a gardener for more than 25 years, but it was just seven years ago that…

HELP WANTED! – Perfect Planters

HELP WANTED! – Perfect Planters

Story By ELIZABETH DUNN Obviously, I would not be capable of assembling the planters myself. For starters, the terrace where…

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