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Summer Cocktail Week: How to Make a ‘Campari Light’

Today’s summer drink, a beer cocktail, might be our simplest. As much as I love our lush porters during the fall, come July, light, dry, refreshing lagers are my garden companion.…

Summer Cocktail Week: How to Make a Classic ‘Dark and Stormy’

Welcome to Part Two of our Summer Cocktail Week, the series in which we ply you, gentle garden reader, with drinks for the warm weather.

Summer Cocktail Week: How to Make a ‘Stone Cold Fox’

Is there anything more summer-ific (if that’s a word) than biting into an outrageously juicy peach?

Or finding a plum the color of a backlit amethyst?…

From Peanuts to Palm Trees: A Plant Lover’s Guide to Charleston

Over the past several weeks, Chantal and I have been operating the Horticult from opposite coasts. This year I performed my annual training for the Naval Reserves in Charleston, South Carolina — a.k.a.…

The S’More You Know (and a Few You Might Not!): Eating a Campy Classic in Our Backyard

Growing up, I experienced occasional bouts of Girl Scout envy. Friends would come back from their camping trips — talking about fireside ghosts and tree-branch MacGyvering — and I, the non-Girl Scout, would feel like the squarest peg in town.…

Talking ‘Canoe Plants,’ Native Flowers at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Kauai

“The Polynesian voyages are probably the most epic journeys ever undertaken by man,” says Mike DeMotta, the assistant director of horticulture at the National Tropical Botanical Garden.…

Flower Children: A Mother’s Day Visit to Pike Place Market

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since we were sipping medium roast and talking foraging in Seattle. Another memorable excursion during our weekend in the Emerald City was our visit to Pike Place Market on Mother’s Day.…

We’ve Been Drinking: Homemade Matcha Lattes in the Morning

Matcha, the posh and powdered variety of green tea, is having a moment. Just last month Gotham crowned it “the new black coffee,” and last week the New York Times included it in its ongoing coverage of the tea tempest.…

Night at the Museum: Dancing With Plants and Paintings at ‘Art Alive’

Last weekend Art Alive happened — and to kick things off, Ryan asked if I would be his date to the plant prom.…

Five Things Friday: Growing Yerba Buena, a Decal Update, and Between New Ferns…

Ryan and I probably fall a skosh more on the “I” side of the introvert/extrovert scale, but can’t say we hang out with many wallflowers.…