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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.…

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.…

Portable and Practical: A New Way to Build Raised Garden Beds

This spring, we’ve been busy changing up a few things in our garden — and jumping into some fresh new design projects!…

Ammo Can Planters - The Horticult

Herbs, Not Ammo: How to Garden With Ammunition Cans

It’s a powerful thing when an object so often associated with damage and destruction takes on a new, life-giving incarnation. Emphasis on carnation.

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.…

Wreath photos Excerpted from The Wreath Recipe Book by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2014. Photographs by Paige Green.

Swirl Tour: ‘The Wreath Recipe Book’ Shows How to Make Hort Décor for the Holidays (and Beyond!)

At some point in recent years, the wreath took a leap. It jumped from boilerplate purchase of holiday decor to an ecstatic swirl of seasonal plants.…

Ornamental Garden: Trimming the Tree, an Air Plant Angel and…Cue the Christmas Cactus!

Here we are again. It’s that time of year when the air is spiced, the homes (and hearts) grow warmer, and we spend countless hours stalking our friends’ Instagram photos for gift ideas.…

Block Party: How to Make Quick and Easy Raised Beds for Your Garden

Earlier this month we decided to redo our flower beds/“stadium garden,” where we normally rotate blooming annuals and perennials. After storing the tuber of our Impatiens flanaganae, which enjoyed a powerful summer bloom, and saying goodbye to our last dahlias, we realized our garden bed could use a good lift — literally and figuratively — for the new fall season.…

‘Face the Foliage’: Designer Justina Blakeney on Making Portraits With Plants

There is one hashtag that’s singing our heartsong these days, and that hashtag is #FacetheFoliage. Imagined by designer, author and creative-force-of-nature Justina Blakeney, #FacetheFoliage is an open invitation to build whimsical portraits out of leaves, stems, twigs, fruits and flowers — and to join the legions who are posting their own blooming works on Instagram.…

How to Turn Your Clay Pots Into a Vertical Garden

MAY 2016 UPDATE: Thank you for all of your enthusiasm and great questions about our DIY vertical clay pots. This project has had quite a life since we first created it for Whole Foods Market back in 2014.…