Photos by Ryan Benoit and Chantal Aida Gordon
Photos by Ryan Benoit and Chantal Aida Gordon
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Relaunch: The Editor of ‘Garden Design’ on the New Issue, Outdoor Screens and Going Ad-Free

The new issue of Garden Design magazine is so highly, gloriously visual that it’s almost fragrant. Its 132 pages join horticulture with the human-made, crisscrossing the U.S.…

Photos by Ryan Benoit

Summer Cocktail Week: How to Make an ‘Elderbubble’ Champagne Cocktail

“You know, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Chantal turn down champagne,” Ryan said in our kitchen a few days ago.…

Photo by Ryan Benoit

Summer Cocktail Week: How to Make a ‘Minted Vodka Lemonade (To Go)’

We’re big believers in rock gardens. Why? For one, that’s where we try to contain our mint — which grows and grows and grows…and grows.…

Photos by Ryan Benoit

Summer Cocktail Week: How to Make a ‘Campari Light’

Today’s summer drink, a beer cocktail, might be our simplest. As much as I love our lush porters during the fall, come July, light, dry, refreshing lagers are my garden companion.…

Photos by Ryan Benoit and Chantal Aida Gordon

Summer Cocktail Week: How to Make a Classic ‘Dark and Stormy’

Welcome to Part Two of our Summer Cocktail Week, the series in which we ply you, gentle garden reader, with drinks for the warm weather.

Photos by Ryan Benoit and Chantal Aida Gordon

Summer Cocktail Week: How to Make a ‘Stone Cold Fox’

Is there anything more summer-ific (if that’s a word) than biting into an outrageously juicy peach?

Or finding a plum the color of a backlit amethyst?…

Photos by Ryan Benoit

From Peanuts to Palm Trees: A Plant Lover’s Guide to Charleston

Over the past several weeks, Chantal and I have been operating the Horticult from opposite coasts. This year I performed my annual training for the Naval Reserves in Charleston, South Carolina — a.k.a.…

Photos by Tim King, Ryan Benoit and Chantal Gordon

Summer Break: Windansea Waves, Asheville Flowers, and a Brand New Bromeliad

Hi — hello — we’ve missed you! Can you believe we’re already halfway into July? Ryan and I have been scarce, posting-wise, due to travel: back-to-back trips that have that thrown us into somewhat of a bicoastal tizzy.…

Photos by Ryan Benoit

The S’More You Know (and a Few You Might Not!): Eating a Campy Classic in Our Backyard

Growing up, I experienced occasional bouts of Girl Scout envy. Friends would come back from their camping trips — talking about fireside ghosts and tree-branch MacGyvering — and I, the non-Girl Scout, would feel like the squarest peg in town.…

Photos by Ryan Benoit

Southern Hospitali-Tree: The Famed Crepe Myrtles of Charleston

One half of the Horticult is traipsing around Charleston, SC, this week, taking in lots of Queen Anne architecture and eating his weight in oysters.…