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Muhlenbeckia and boxwood and grass by jardinsurlasiene garden inspiration

Inspired by jardinsurlaseine’s garden of textures in Paris

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There is that moment with a single picture on instagram, where suddenly you must go find the account of the person who posted.  As it…

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A round up of garden design ideas inspired by a merimekko summer dres

Garden Inspiration From a Fresh New Merimekko Dress

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I am so happy to play around with design in a way that I haven’t in a long long time. Years ago, I had a…

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Outside Window Seats

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I’d love to have a house that has just as many inside window seats as it does outside window seats. image by Amit Gosher via contemporist

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A Visit to The Garden In the woods

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Dear Friends, Would you like to take a tour of the New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden In The Woods with me? I visited last…

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Found! Pretty Parasols for the Bohemian Garden

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It is the first warm(ish) weekend of spring and there is no more snow predicted (whoot!). By Sunday evening I’m hoping to tuck into a…

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The books you need to be a successful garden maker

The Books You Need to be a Successful Garden Maker

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Years ago I wrote a post about the 8 books every garden creator should own.  I’ve revisited it a few times since and found little…

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Raquel Rodrigo’s Urban Garden Cross-Stitching

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I gave up cross stitching after some serious burnout from making a pillow for a sorority sister back in college. But with colorful cording and…

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garden design studio of/ by fernando caruncho

Fernando Caruncho Deserved It

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The Society Garden Designers help their annual awards ceremony on Friday night and as I checked out all the winners in earnest – I was…

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Trevor Dean Whatley landscape typography

Trevor Dean Whatley’s Cool Landscape Typography

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I’ve got a backlog of open tabs (again) – all things I think are worth sharing with you – but that I haven’t had time…

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A Fresh New Garden for Sarah’s Desert A-frame

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As the winter darkness continues to creep in and the days get painfully short here in Boston, I crave the light of southern climates.  Sarah…

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La Fomentera Garden of Juan Montoya - A stunning woodland reguge in the Hudson valley of New York.

Steal a Look at Juan Montoya’s Stunning Stone Garden

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La Formentera is the woodland refuge of interior designer Juan Montoya. Located about an hour north of New York City in the Hudson River valley,…

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From Nightmare Lawn to Happy Meadow in 5 Easy Steps

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Have you noticed that lawns are becoming increasingly controversial subjects? For generations, they have been the prize of middle class success. They are an outward…

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5 Easy and Practical Ways To Reduce Garden Allergens

5 Easy and Practical Ways To Reduce Garden Allergens

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

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A Fearless Garden of Defiance in Barcelona Spain ""They wanted to bury us. They didn't know that we were seeds"

A Fearless Garden of Defiance in Barcelona Spain

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

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How to trim a perfect spiral topiary (with tape)

How to Trim a Perfect Spiral Topiary

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

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Wallce K harrison house - circle garden by Terrain NYC

Modernizing Modern Design – Inspiration for Pioneering New Life

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I’ve been spending a lot of time behinds the scenes updating old posts and cleaning things out as much as possible.  My digital self footprint…

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Stop Allergies! How to Plant Pretty Protective Hedges

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If you have allergy offending trees or shrubs in your neighborhood (probably because of a very common case of botanical sexism), one of the best…

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Can you make a living farming other people's front yards?

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

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Can you make a living farming other people’s front yards? Jim Kovaleski is a nomadic gardener and he proves the answer is yes. Yes, you can…

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Jardin vertical de Patrick Blanc à la Défense image by Romuald Le Peru

Grow Plants Vertically with Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

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I knew of Patrick Blanc‘s work long before I knew of him.  The first time I experienced one of his gardens was sometime in 2007 when…

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Daily Garden : Phillip Nixon’s Morrocan Inspired Home in Venice Beach, CA

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I spotted Phillip Nixon’s Garden in Apartment Therapy last week when they referred to it as an “Indiana Jones Oasis”.  (oddly, IMO, because nothing about this…

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Asters, Helianthus, grasses and hydrangeas combine for a beautiful fall garden - Austrian Garden Tour

Daily Garden: My Green Passion’s Austrian Autumn Garden

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My plants have just about passed on for the season.  The last of the leaves are strew across the lawn with only a couple still…

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OsterGRO urban rooftop farm in Denmark

Daily Garden: OsterGRO – An Urban Rooftop Farm in Denmark

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The simple fact that such a bounty can come from a pile of dirt on top a building inspires me to no end. Gardening is…

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White house kitchen Garden Michelle Obama - Show me a movement - www.pithandvigor.com

Show Me A Movement – Michelle Obama’s Surprise Visit to My Garden

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I am very excited to welcome a guest here today. Linda Bilsens is the Community Composting Manager at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and earlier this year, Michelle…

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Direvilla Kodiak Orange by Rochelle Greayer www.pithandvigor.com

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

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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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Garden Travel: Le Riad Jasmine – Marrakech, Morocco

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I’ve got to scratch an itch – my travel itch.  Today Marrakech, Morocco is enticing today… tomorrow it might be Sweden – it doesn’t matter…

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