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‘Art Alive’ 2015: Petals, and the Paintings That Inspire Them

Blossoms alone are a good enough reason to dance. When blossoms interpret, in their blossomy way, great works of art? Forget about it.…

Field to Vase Dinner - The Flower Fields - Carlsbad, CA

Notes From the ‘Field to Vase’ Dinner Tour (Coming to a City Near You!)

There are dreamy meals, and then there are dreamy meals served in a field of full of flowers. That’s the very attractive USP of the first annual American Grown “Field to Vase” Dinner Tour, nationwide events that celebrate (and raise awareness of) sustainably and locally grown flowers.…

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.…

Perennial Personality: Author Rochelle Greayer on ‘Cultivating Garden Style’

Ryan and I can be reclusive when we wanna be — movie nights, bay scallops to go — but I wouldn’t call us homebodies.…

Postcard From NYC: Walking the High Line (Plus, How to Bring Home Two of Its Flowers)

I was back in Brooklyn and Manhattan earlier this month, which is my favorite month to be in/live in/visit the city.…

In Defense of Carnations: An Underrated Bloom Makes a Comeback

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.…

Ask the Experts: This Valentine’s Day, Send the Best Flowers (and Candy) Ever

Love and lilies are flying through the air, and plants are purring their super-secret messages. That’s right — Valentine’s Day is almost here!…

‘City Parks’ Editor Catie Marron on the High Line in Fall, Getting Casual in Paris and Finding Freedom in Urban Woodlands

We live in our parks, and our parks live in us. Parks are where we make loose appointments with friends, where we smooth out our nerves before job interviews, where we introduce our babies to the outside world, and the only place we’ll ever take off our shoes and lie down on the ground in a sea of strangers.…

Hort-ified! 11 Spooky Plants and Their Scary-Movie Doppelgangers

Plants bring us bushels of joy every single day, but around this time of year our thoughts turn to the flora that terrify us.…