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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!…

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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.…

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.…

Make Your Own: Almost-Invisible Air Plant Cage

It only occurred to us after we received our wholesale order of 50 air plants that we had no place to put them!…