Easy Earthy Easter Eggs

Butterfly tattoo easter eggs in collected nests by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com

I had a hunch that my kid’s temporary tattoos might be my easy trick for making interesting eggs this year.  It turns out the idea works pretty well with a few pointers (see below).

I opted for the ‘of-the-season’ butterfly collection, but I think that some of the graphic patterns – perhaps some celtic symbols (Easter is an evolution of a Celtic and Pagan holidays, after all) might be nice too for something a bit edgier.  I think they are quite sweet nestled in some found nests and will be a great table top decoration this weekend for our holiday dinner.Read More –>

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Beautiful Baptisia + Peonies = Glorious Early Summer Arrangements

Cutting Garden platns / Arrangement for early summer interest by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com  Peony, coleus, baptisia.

Have you ever ‘weeded’ out a plant – sure that it was a nuisance only to realize later that it was something you intended?

I have.  About 5 years ago I inadvertently massacred about eight Baptisia australis that I planted the previous spring. They hadn’t bloomed (given their first year status) so a year later, I had entirely forgotten them and presumed them to be some new unrecognized pest – (and for crying out loud, they were everywhere!) – so I pulled them.  The whole time, I kept thinking ‘whatever these weeds are, they sure do have some healthy roots and nice foliage’.  (Duh.)Read More –>

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