All posts by Chantal Aida Gordon and Ryan Benoit

Beer, Garden: That Time We Hosted a Brew Tasting in Our Yard

What’s everyone up to this Memorial Day weekend? Right now we’re prepping for our vertical gardening demo in LA (happening on Saturday — come!…

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.…

Rosemary hedge

Hedge Space: Rosemary Goes Out, Rosemary Comes In

Last week, I graduated from grad school. And I credit my MFA in large part to…our rosemary.

Out of all the fragrant flora Ryan and I grow, rosemary’s aroma is our favorite.…

Jade wreath DIY

Ring in the Holidays: How to Make a Succulent Wreath Out of Jade Cuttings

Ryan and I are really into wreaths. Something about the portable greenery and the O shape just screams “Liiiife!” to us.…

Terra Sol Garden Center - The Horticult

Who, What, Rare: Where to Find Hard-to-Find Succulents

(Be sure to check out our Spring 2016 succulent show recaps for more sources and inspiration.)

Instead of meeting for coffee, we met over plants.…

Flower Fests: Springtime Celebrations Around the World

Winter in our neck of the woods may be mild beyond belief, but we don’t take spring for granted. Not only is spring equinox our blog-erversary, we’re excited for warm vibes to light up the cooler areas of the country and the world, because those regions go all out with events to celebrate the return of beloved blossoms.…

36 Hours in Joshua Tree National Park - The Horticult

Desert Flora and Beyond: 10 Tips for a Surreal Joshua Tree Experience

For the weekend we headed east — traded our cushy garden sofa and aloe hammock for a campsite in Joshua Tree National Park.…

Tillandsia Towers: Introducing Our New Acrylic Habitat for Air Plants

For the past year, we’ve been keeping a big secret. It involves air plants, acrylic and Ryan Benoit Design.

Believe us, it’s been tough to contain the excitement!…

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.…

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?…