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Celebrate with End of Season Resolutions in the Garden

Celebrate with End of Season Resolutions in the Garden

Late-October - It has been a wet year so the garden is hanging on in ways that it probably wouldn't in other drier years. There ...
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Beautiful Berries - 7 Shrubs for flower arranging Viburnum Brandywine

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 to the garden, that feed ...
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how to grow huge hydrangeas

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 farmers market showed up with ...
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Direvilla Kodiak Orange by Rochelle Greayer www.pithandvigor.com

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

It goes with the territory that get to try out lots of new plants.  Most are nice - but if they can't pass muster then ...
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Shopping the nursery - image by Robert and Pat Rogers CC via flickr www.pithandvigor.com

How to Navigate the Nursery for Late Season Plant Shopping

It's July and officially 'late season' for plant buying.  (Don't worry! - you get another chance for regular season planting in the early fall).  In many ...
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soil compost mulch tips - www.pithandvigor.com - image by forrest cavale

When All Else Fails – Soil. Compost. Mulch.

I generally feel like I can't do much of anything about of a whole host of things that concern me (Guns, Breixit, Trump, Global Warming...I'd ...
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