Store Photo by Ryan Benoit; Satoshi Kawamoto Photo Courtesy of Green Fingers
Store Photo by Ryan Benoit; Satoshi Kawamoto Photo Courtesy of Green Fingers
New York Botanical Garden Winter Conservatory Tour - The Horticult

Bromeliads in the Bronx: A Visit to the New York Botanical Garden

Set on 250 acres and home to one million living plants, the New York Botanical Garden is one of our Happy Places even (especially!) during the winter.…

2015 Blogger Awards - Gardening

For Your Consideration: We’ve Been Nominated for a ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ Blogger Award!

Ladies and gentlemen of the Academy the blog-reading public: Better Homes and Gardens has named us one of its top 10 garden bloggers of 2015.…

Photos by Ryan Benoit

Botany of Desire: 10 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day With the Plant Lover in Your Life

My co-Hort Ryan and I are feeling rosy right now as we get ready for our (get ready for this:) twelfth Valentine’s Day together this weekend.…

Jennifer Asher featured on the Horticult

Form and Function: At Home With Jennifer Gilbert Asher of TerraSculpture and TerraTrellis

You might remember the interview we did two summers ago with a design hero of ours, the luminous Jennifer Gilbert Asher.…

Desert Botanical Garden and Taliesin West

Postcard From the Sonoran: Tackling Desert and Design in Phoenix

Today I start a new job (!) and have my first big deadline of the semester, and also — what’s that?…

Photos by Ryan Benoit

Branches of Government: Tour the Leafy, Prickly Oasis of the U.S. Botanic Garden

Just a few steps from where the State of the Union took place this week, you will find rainforest blooms, desert cacti, Midatlantic natives and Jurassic Era cycads growing together in fragrant, productive harmony.…

Store Photo by Ryan Benoit; Satoshi Kawamoto Photo Courtesy of Green Fingers

Where Fern Meets Fashion: The Secret-Garden Installations of Satoshi Kawamoto

Sometimes you don’t realize how starved a space is for plants until you throw one into the mix. (Where have you been all my life?

Photos by Ryan Benoit

Pansies on Pennsylvania: The Winter Street Flowers of Washington, DC

It’s great to be back from winter recess. We took a long one this year — saw our families in DC and New York, and today I finish my third (out of five!) residencies at Warren Wilson College, where I’m getting my MFA in fiction writing.…

Tree photo by Neil Howard, Garden photos by Ryan Benoit

Kiss and Tell: What You Might Not Know About Mistletoe

In this season of highly electrified plants — when any branch that can hold a string of lights gets lit — mistletoe generates its own spark.…

Photos by Ryan Benoit

Wake Up and Smell the Succulents: Building a Living Table for Bird Rock Coffee

Let’s just say that Ryan Benoit, my partner-in-everything-actually, brings a lot to the table. Among them: plants.

You might already know that he’s been designing beautiful living tables for some time now.…