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Beer, Garden: That Time We Hosted a Brew Tasting in Our Yard

What’s everyone up to this Memorial Day weekend? Right now we’re prepping for our vertical gardening demo in LA (happening on Saturday — come!…

Spicey Paloma Recipe - The Horticult

We’ve Been Drinking: ‘The Spicy Paloma’ for Cinco de Mayo (and Beyond)

Grapefruit season’s winding down, and pepper season’s kicking up! And so our thoughts turn to where these two ingredients intersect best: inside the spicy paloma cocktail.…

All about heirloom seeds with guest blogger Christine Dionese.

All in the Family: How and Why to Start Planting Heirloom Seeds This Spring

In the cycle of challenge/triumph/better-luck-next-time that is gardening, planting seeds has always thrown us for a loop. How can one humble kernel contain so many expectations?

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.…

Gifts for Garden Lovers: Check Out Our Holiday Collection on Houzz!

Wondering what to give the plant lover in your life? Well, we have some ideas.

In fact, we have an ideabook full of ideas.…

56 Hours in Portland: Coffee, Beer and Botany in the City of Roses

We’re very much into the whole “buy experiences rather than things” thing. So when Ryan suggested we celebrate my birthday by going to Portland, I said, “Put a bird on it!” and by “bird” I mean me, and by “it” I mean the City of Roses.…

In Our Garden: Four Surprising Fruits That Are Now In Full Swing

Guava season has officially begun! Although none of the egg-shaped green fruits have conked us on the head yet (a sign of good luck anyway), our Acca sellowiana tree has been dropping goodies left and right since late July.…

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.…

Summer Cocktail Week: How to Make an ‘Elderbubble’ Champagne Cocktail

“You know, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Chantal turn down champagne,” Ryan said in our kitchen a few days ago.…

Summer Cocktail Week: How to Make a ‘Minted Vodka Lemonade (To Go)’

We’re big believers in rock gardens. Why? For one, that’s where we try to contain our mint — which grows and grows and grows…and grows.…