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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.…

Nature’s Calling: Our 50 Favorite Hort-Inspired Phone Cases

What do you get the garden lover who has everything?

Trick question. Plant fans — so curious by nature — will never stop looking for the next exciting bud, blossom or frond.…

Waterwise Botanicals - Fall Garden Party

‘Fall Garden Party’ Recap: Waterwise Botanicals Throws Us Into a Sea of Succulents

If House Horticult had a sigil, it would probably be a succulent. What kind of succulent? We’re not sure yet. And after last Saturday’s visit to Waterwise Botanicals, we’re no closer to making a decision!  …

Grow the Bouquet: A Home Garden Wedding With Acer, Alliums and a Crepe Myrtle Chuppah

Dappled with Japanese maples and scented by white mollis azaleas, the Mackler family garden sits on three-quarters of an acre in Takoma Park, Maryland.…

Two Weddings, a Dutchman’s Pipe and a Thesis!

Where in the world have we been these past few weeks? Good question.

What we thought would be a one-week-or-so-break ended up stretching for a month, and we’re sorry to leave you hanging!…

The Horticult Garden - Summer 2015

Garden Snapshot: Living Table Makeover, Climbing Philodendron and a ‘Midnight’ Water Lily Debut

Our whiskey barrel pond has been feeling a little bit Monet, a little bit Midcentury Modern. It’s our first season growing water lilies, and these amethyst blooms are STUNNAS.…

How to Style Plants with Satoshi Kawamoto

Hey! Check Out My Interview With a Genius Plant Artist in The NY Times ‘T Magazine’

A few months ago, I headed to the Lower East Side to interview plant artist/wild botanical genius Satoshi Kawamoto inside his new Green Fingers Market.…

High-Rises and Hydrangeas: The Landscape Designers of Harrison Green on Creating Elegant Urban Gardens

Thanks to places like the High Line and NYBG, thanks to community gardens and all those parks, New York is — in our opinion — one of the most exciting places to commune with plants.…

Copper pipe trellis DIY - The Horticult

Going Super Vertical: How to Build a Copper Pipe Trellis (Without Soldering)

This year we’ve been going up…up…and UP. For a few reasons: we’ve run out of horizontal space in our small 1,700-square-foot garden, and we needed a tall structure for one of our favorite young plants, Passiflora edulisto climb and bask in the afternoon sun.…

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum of Assemblage Sculpture in Joshua Tree

Desert Meets Dada: Exploring the Outdoor Art of Noah Purifoy (in Joshua Tree and Beyond)

When artist Noah Purifoy — legendary for his assemblage sculpture — moved to Joshua Tree from Los Angeles in 1989, the yucca-, cholla- and sagebrush-dotted landscape became his gallery space.…