Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour

Beyond Succulents: 10 Favorite Plants from a California Native Plant Tour

Earlier this month, we spent a day guiding ourselves around home gardens all over L.A.’s Eastside and San Fernando Valley. They varied in size, design and mood, but here’s what united them: All the gardens primarily grew flora native to this region.…

Photos by Ryan Benoit

10 Ways to Keep Your Garden Vibes Going This Spring

If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, chances are spring is making itself known in all its bold, sneaky, fragrant ways. Your lilacs are jamming.…

DIY Outdoor Movie Theater

Show Thyme: How to Build an Outdoor Theater in Your Garden

Movie night under the stars — in our own garden — is one of our favorite luxuries. The tips of our rosemary hedge or an aloe on the succulent table might poke shadows along the bottom of the screen…but that only adds to the cozy theater feel.…

Grown in the Golden State: Tour Some of California’s Most Beautiful Native Gardens

Mad about manzanita? Will you walk for miles to spot a bleeding heart? This spring, you can see some of California’s most spectacular native plants on garden tours taking place in the Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, East Bay, Sacramento and Santa Clara areas.…

Bulbophyllum longifolrum

It’s a ‘Wild World’: Our Recap of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

Flower show season is in full swing, and we are here for it. Ryan and I recently attended the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show like we did last year, but this time as invited guests and guided by the show’s plant registrar Heidi Kirkpatrick.…

Photos by Ryan Benoit

Hot Pots: We’re in the April Issue of ‘Better Homes & Gardens’—Out Now!

Sometimes, being on the other side of the camera is a trip.

Better Homes & Gardens magazine approached us to see if we might be interested in being featured in their “I Did It” section.…

Horticulture Skin Care

Garden Glow: Juree Sondker of Horticulture Skin Care on the Powers of ‘Plant Potion’

A few months ago, our friend Juree Sondker launched her beautiful new skincare company, Horticulture. Dig the name, right? Well, wait until you hear about the serum. …

What Plants Grow Surprisingly Well in Containers? On BHG.com, We Investigate…

Does your patio need more green? Got a bright window that’s all dressed up, but with nothing to grow? This week on BHG.com, we round up 10 Plants That Grow Surprisingly Well in Containers — from Meyer lemon trees in pots to sidewalk sweet potatoes.…

Euphorbia avasmontana - Succulent table by Ryan Benoit Design

Bloom Alert: Our Centerpiece Euphorbia Lights Up

Shaped like a candelabra, our Euphorbia avasmontana is in bloom. But when we talk about the spectacle, we’re not talking about the flowers (which are too small to be easily seen)—we’re talking about the plant’s cyathia. 

New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show

The NYBG Orchid Show: Traveling Back in Time With the World’s Most Adventurous Flower

Orchids are easy to obsess over. Who hasn’t been preoccupied with a phalaenopsis at one point? Had some cattleyas floating around the back of your head?…