The Secret of Bulb Culture – How to Tell a Good Bulb

The Secret of Bulb Culture – How to Tell a Good Bulb

I found this sweet 1909 Boddington’s Plant catalog and Autumn Garden guide with a page titled ‘The Secret of Bulb…

Loving Gatsby Pink Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Loving Gatsby Pink Oak Leaf Hydrangea

As we clean up the garden this weekend, I found myself repeatedly coming back to visit the Gatsby Pink Oak…

Personal Branding and Beautiful Spring Bulbs

Personal Branding and Beautiful Spring Bulbs

Jeff Bezos (that Amazon guy) defines your personal brand as the thing that people say about you when you aren’t…

Trending: Garden Based Natural Food Coloring

Trending: Garden Based Natural Food Coloring

We’ve made Easter eggs with onion skins, cabbage and turmeric and I’ve always found the warm muted earthy tones more appealing than…

Freaky Florals: Last Minute Halloween Decoration Inspiration from Instagram

Freaky Florals: Last Minute Halloween Decoration Inspiration from Instagram

Instagram is my not-so-secret superpower (way more than pinterest these days!) and whenever I need an idea, the community of…

Harvesting Red Twig Dogwood Stems – When, Why, How and Where

Harvesting Red Twig Dogwood Stems – When, Why, How and Where

The time is just about here if you are interested in foraging or harvesting your garden for the beautiful red…

Water-balloon Mushroom Fruits and The Tao of Terrior (Part 1 & Part 2)

Water-balloon Mushroom Fruits and The Tao of Terrior (Part 1 & Part 2)

A mushroom is really just the fruit of a giant mycorrhizal (probably perennial) organism that lives underground. I learned that…

Goldilocks & The Just Right Plant

Goldilocks & The Just Right Plant

by Joanne Neale GARDENERS CAN SOMETIMES SUFFER FROM “GOLDILOCKS” SYNDROME. A FAVORITE PLANT IS JUST TOO BIG FOR THE SPACE,…

Calming Pastel Colored Plants For The Strawberry Tower

Calming Pastel Colored Plants For The Strawberry Tower

I went two very different directions with color in my garden this year.  Near the house and on my patio,…

Where To Plant the Clematis Vine?

Where To Plant the Clematis Vine?

As you have probably noticed, I work with Proven Winners to test out their plants and then help you (through…

Really Great Heirloom Seed Companies  (for USA and Canada)

Really Great Heirloom Seed Companies (for USA and Canada)

by Dave Ledoux Most gardeners just buy their seeds willy-nilly at the big box stores. But you and I are different,…

Color – Matching The House to The Garden

Color – Matching The House to The Garden

Cute summer towns are a haven for houses with adorable little gardens.  They are always tidy and like a properly…

How To Pick Strawberries

How To Pick Strawberries

When you have picked as many vats of strawberries as we have (this year is just unbelievable!) you find there…

4 Perfect Pairings for Chartreuse in the Garden

4 Perfect Pairings for Chartreuse in the Garden

I’ve turned into a weird hoarder when it comes to Chartreuse plants in my garden.  They have always been a…

The Best Thing to Do in A Strawberry Situation

The Best Thing to Do in A Strawberry Situation

This is a post for anyone who is drowning in red berry abundance. I’m going to throw you a life…

Strawberry Tower Planting 2015

Strawberry Tower Planting 2015

I am in the final stages of getting another issue of PITH + VIGOR out the door (it is in…

Flowers on Cakes – A Trend Report and a Creative Challenge

Flowers on Cakes – A Trend Report and a Creative Challenge

When I arrived home from Florida yesterday (I was there speaking at Epcot’s International Garden Festival) I noted a few…

How to Place and Plant A Tree

How to Place and Plant A Tree

For many states, Arbor day is the last Friday of April, but there are plenty of places where the annual…

Growing Barberries for Yotam Ottolenghi Recipes

Growing Barberries for Yotam Ottolenghi Recipes

If you are anything like me, food and home cooking featured strongly in your activities last weekend (it was a holiday…

Mulch-less Gardening With Beautiful Ground Covers

Mulch-less Gardening With Beautiful Ground Covers

Let’s face it, anywhere you put mulch, you can dig a hole and plant ground cover. Indeed, ground cover plants…

Easy Earthy Tattoo Easter Eggs

Easy Earthy Tattoo Easter Eggs

I had a hunch that my kid’s temporary tattoos might be my easy trick for making interesting eggs this year….

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