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Mom’s Garden: From New England to North Carolina (and California) With Love

My mom is an artist, a grandmother, an insurance agent and a gardener. I’ve always appreciated my mom for all her talents and enthusiasms, but it has only been over the past six years (since I’ve taken a more profound interest in plants) that I’ve realized how much plants and gardening have played a role in her life…and in mine.…

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Beyond Succulents: 10 Favorites from a California Native Plant Tour

Earlier this month, we spent a day guiding ourselves around home gardens all over L.A.’s Eastside and San Fernando Valley. They varied in size, design and mood, but here’s what united them: All the gardens primarily grew flora native to this region.…

Grown in the Golden State: Tour Some of California’s Most Beautiful Native Gardens

Mad about manzanita? Will you walk for miles to spot a bleeding heart? This spring, you can see some of California’s most spectacular native plants on garden tours taking place in the Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, East Bay, Sacramento and Santa Clara areas.…

Inside the Camellia Belt: A Visit to Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina

Sure, we can grow camellias in Southern California, but our camellias will never burst against a tangy orange bald cypress, and you won’t find them lingering beneath the edges of ancient live oaks draped with Spanish moss. …

Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla, May 2015 - Garden Number 2 - The Horticult Photo Tour

Esprit de Courtyard: La Jolla Secret Garden Tour, Part Two

Behold — our favorite garden on the tour. How did this home spread its vines in our hearts?

We love this place — one of six stops on the La Jolla Secret Garden Tour; read Part One here — because it’s a living example of how you can add green to a compact space in a way that thrills and surprises at every turn.…

36 Hours in Joshua Tree National Park - The Horticult

Desert Flora and Beyond: 10 Tips for a Surreal Joshua Tree Experience

For the weekend we headed east — traded our cushy garden sofa and aloe hammock for a campsite in Joshua Tree National Park.…

Desert Botanical Garden and Taliesin West

Postcard From the Sonoran: Tackling Desert and Design in Phoenix

Today I start a new job (!) and have my first big deadline of the semester, and also — what’s that?…

Branches of Government: Tour the Leafy, Prickly Oasis of the U.S. Botanic Garden

Just a few steps from where the State of the Union took place this week, you will find rainforest blooms, desert cacti, Midatlantic natives and Jurassic Era cycads growing together in fragrant, productive harmony.…

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Artist in Residence: Take a Tour of Natalie Bessell’s Sky-High Garden and Studio

In terms of landscape juju, the iconic California canyon home occupies a wavelength all its own. Its mystique is tied to the idea of backyard as wildlife theater, and to the feeling you get there — a gravity-defying feeling that is, somehow, also very down-to-earth.…

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.…