A little soil can change everything.
“Ask anyone who knew me in my early twenties if they could have imaged I’d grow up to be a champion of the great outdoors,” writes Celestine Maddy in the introduction to A Wilder Life.… ►
Happy summer, everyone! We spent the solstice hanging out with the peacocks and torch lilies at the LA Arboretum — tour to come.… ►
The scent of soil, the feel of damp roots between your fingers, the taste of a guava flower as it dissolves on your tongue — on every level, gardening is pure therapy.… ►
You might remember the interview we did two summers ago with a design hero of ours, the luminous Jennifer Gilbert Asher.… ►
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.… ►
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?… ►
It’s back! The show that puts the “culture” in horticulture, Art Alive is taking place this weekend at San Diego Museum of Art.… ►
Trendiness aside, our love for the macaron can be traced to its fulfillment of the three Cs: crispiness, cream and color.… ►
The recent obsession with our tangerine tree got us to thinking about all the farmland wisdom we’ve received over the last year.… ►
“Nice weather for ducks, as they say,” Lee Roversi remarks, apropos of this rainy Hawaiian morning, and apropos of the actual ducks we’re about to meet.… ►