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Ask the Experts: This Valentine’s Day, Send the Best Flowers (and Candy) Ever

Love and lilies are flying through the air, and plants are purring their super-secret messages. That’s right — Valentine’s Day is almost here!…

What We’re Reading: Farms as an Allergy Cure, and the Hot New Houseplant (Oh, and a Pop Star’s Seeds Get Quarantined)

Our favorite links of the week…

✚ What if you took meticulous notes on every Thanksgiving in recent memory? Inventive outings and some serious food fine-tuning might be the result.…

Community Garden Nation: Eight Urban Harvesters Talk Autumn Chores, Crops and Planting

As herb/fruit/ornamental folk, Ryan and I are prone to bouts of vegetable envy. It flares up at the peak of sweet corn season — oh Instagram, why must you tease us so? …

Grow the Bouquet! An October Bride on the Flowering Cabbage That Came to the Rescue

Welcome to Grow the Bouquet, our new series in which brides (and grooms!) tell us about the plants they carried on their wedding day.…

Patch Work: At Bates Nut Farm, the Planting Team Gives Us the Skinny on Growing Plus-Sized Pumpkins

You could say that it’s one of the very first important decisions we ever make in our lives, a high-stakes, “choose wisely” kind of childhood moment.…

Christy Wilhelmi of ‘Gardenerd’ Talks Hen-tertainment, Organic Growing, and the Garlic Clove That Changed Everything

Moments after arriving at the delicious ecosystem that is Christy Wilhelmi’s Los Angeles backyard, we’re startled by the sound of the screen door snapping open.…

Di-Vine Intervention: The Sculptures of TerraTrellis Add Chic Support to Your Snap Peas and Mini Squash

Gardeners go to great lengths for good trellis action. Problem is, the feats of ingenuity that support a climbing plant tend to favor frumpy function over smooth, joyous form.…

Spirit Guide: Amanda ‘Kiss My Aster’ Thomsen on Her Gardening Book, Punk-Rock Plants, and the Biggest Mistake Made by Newbies

“Setting up your perennial garden may seem intimidating, but don’t be afraid…Occasionally I like to shake things up and put a grouping of the same tall plants someplace in the middle of things.…

Hops, Hives and a Mile-High Harvest: Waldorf Astoria’s Exec Chef on the New Rooftop Garden

Earlier this month, the famed Waldorf Astoria in New York officially launched its rooftop garden, a dreamscape of tomatoes, eight-ball squash, fig and apple trees, carrots, hops, lavender, alpine strawberries, edible flowers and eight varieties of basil.…

Sow Simple: The Garden Stamp Takes the Pressure Out of Seed Placement

Overcrowded kohlrabi? Squash getting squished? Gardeners are finding their cure to gridlocked beds in the Garden Stamp, which allows for even, consistently spaced sewing of seeds in raised beds, containers and square-foot plots.…