All posts by Chantal Aida Gordon and Ryan Benoit

Lean and Green: How to Create a Modern Moment With the Ancient Papyrus Plant

Legend — namely, Plutarch — has it that when Egyptian goddess Isis was searching for the remains of her brother/lover Isis, she set out on a boat made out of papyrus plants.…

On the Hedge: Topiary Artist Joe Kyte Talks Disney, Creeping Fig, and Driveway Dinosaurs

Imagine a shrub shaped like your wildest dreams. Therein lies the magic of topiary, the art of sculpting foliage into silhouettes resembling everything from chess pieces to geometric marvels to butterflies taller than Tyson Chandler.…

GIF Gardens: How to (Easily) Animate Your Plant Photos

Having come of age in/around a mall during the late 1990s, I’ve always associated the term “glamour shots” with soft focus, Cinnabons and feather boas.…

How To: Turn Your House Into a Staghorn Fern Party

With leaves shaped like deer antlers, the staghorn fern is one part plant, one part trophy art. It’s flora imitating fauna!…

20 Spring Things That Are Happening In Our Garden

Can you believe spring’s only 23 days away? The season in which “everyone’s in love and flowers pick themselves,” like e.e.

Fancy a Drink? Our Favorite Winter Cocktails

You know that feeling you get when you come in from the cold and there’s a hot toddy waiting for you, all roaring with lemony steam?…