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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!…

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.…

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.…

Two Weddings, a Dutchman’s Pipe and a Thesis!

Where in the world have we been these past few weeks? Good question.

What we thought would be a one-week-or-so-break ended up stretching for a month, and we’re sorry to leave you hanging!…

The Complete Guide to Wearing Plants On Your Head — From Beard Gardens to a DIY Flower Crown

We believe that if you love something, rather than let it go, you should take that thing and wear it on your head.…

Summer Break: Windansea Waves, Asheville Flowers, and a Brand New Bromeliad

Hi — hello — we’ve missed you! Can you believe we’re already halfway into July? Ryan and I have been scarce, posting-wise, due to travel: back-to-back trips that have that thrown us into somewhat of a bicoastal tizzy.…

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.…

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.…

Happy Flower: ‘Craft Cocktails’ Co-Author Shares Her Latest Garden-Fresh Recipe

“A lot of people are surprised to hear about a healthcare provider who co-authored a book about booze,” says Garden Eats blogger Christine Dionese.…

Post-Party Analysis: Notes on a Super Bowl Celebration

Until Sunday’s party for Super Bowl XLVIII, it’d been quite a few moons since we hosted a gathering of friends and favorites for a sporting event.…