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Haul of Wonders: Behold the Plants We Brought Home From a Month of Cactus & Succulent Shows

Confession: Ryan and I attended the San Diego Succulent & Cactus Show & Sale, but we ended up completely missing the show.…

Green Side Up Magazine

‘Green Side Up’! Your Go-To (With Us Two) Summer Gardening Guide—and Giveaway

Gardening guides that are both comprehensive and portable — soup-to-nuts minus the Googling around — can be hard to come by.…

Potted Store - Santa Monica - Grand Opening

Spotted at Potted: Notes From Our Clay Pot Demonstration

If this wasn’t our first time using power tools in front of an audience…it was definitely our first time using power tools inside a secret garden in Santa Monica.…

DIY garden tripod

DIY Garden Camera: How to Make a Magnetic Tripod for Your Phone

Lately we’ve been shooting less with our big camera and more with our smartphones. I’ve even recently photographed entire blog posts without breaking out the DSLR — something I wouldn’t have dreamed of even two years ago.…

See You in Santa Monica: Check Out Our Demo at the New Potted @Lazybones Shop

When we first set out to build our vertical clay pot garden for Whole Foods Market, we half-jokingly said we’d take it on a world tour, starting with the balconies of our friends Jill and Tim.…

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.…

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.…

A Wilder Life - By Celestine Maddy

What We’re Reading: Celestine Maddy Talks About ‘A Wilder Life’

A little soil can change everything.

“Ask anyone who knew me in my early twenties if they could have imaged I’d grow up to be a champion of the great outdoors,” writes Celestine Maddy in the introduction to A Wilder Life.…