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Buds, Sweat and Tears:
Pre-Order Our Book Now!

That sound you hear? That’s our very loud sigh of relief as we wrap up edits on our very. First. Book.…

Making Fast Friends at the Slow Flowers Summit

Earlier this summer, I (Chantal, hi) spent a weekend in Seattle. I was there for the Slow Flowers Summit, a one-day mindmeld dedicated to U.S.-grown flowers and the people who farm, garden, and design with them.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…