The iconic monarch butterfly is now beginning its migration to warmer climates for the winter: to central Mexico, to Southern California, to Florida and to the Gulf Coast (depending on the population).… ►
You know how they say, “Say it with flowers”? If the lipstick plant — which is now blooming at our place — could talk, it would say, “I have come to bring some major flair to your shaded areas.” (Or something like that.… ►
There is one hashtag that’s singing our heartsong these days, and that hashtag is #FacetheFoliage. Imagined by designer, author and creative-force-of-nature Justina Blakeney, #FacetheFoliage is an open invitation to build whimsical portraits out of leaves, stems, twigs, fruits and flowers — and to join the legions who are posting their own blooming works on Instagram.… ►
If there’s one plant — one group of plants — that equally amazes and weirds out visitors to our place, it’s our collection of carnivores.… ►
Guava season has officially begun! Although none of the egg-shaped green fruits have conked us on the head yet (a sign of good luck anyway), our Acca sellowiana tree has been dropping goodies left and right since late July.… ►
The last decade has not been kind to the carnation.
Maybe it’s all the unholy dye jobs, or their association with homecoming boutonnieres, or their street-corner ubiquity that turned the pedigreed Dianthus caryophyllus into a pop culture punchline.… ►
It only occurred to us after we received our wholesale order of 50 air plants that we had no place to put them!… ►
We believe that if you love something, rather than let it go, you should take that thing and wear it on your head.… ►
You know that feeling…that feeling you get…when you give someone the host/ess gift of the century? Pure euphoria.
Finding something thoughtful, clever and useful to give to another person — or yourself, or your home — takes legwork.… ►