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Organic Solutions: Our Troubled Tangerine Checks Into Tree-Hab

Our tangerine tree isn’t looking so spritely these days. Over the past few months it’s developed a pale, stricken look that has caused some freak-outs (code orange!

The Horticult Garden: Making the Living Wall

Made in the Shade: Building a Vertical Garden Under the Canopy of Our Guava Tree

Our feijoa guava is one of those trees that asks for so little (just one deep watering a week) and yet bestows so much: 50+ pounds of fruit September through November, fodder for our guava gin, and an excuse to throw our infamous “guava jams” — that is, the rowdy parties we throw to celebrate the harvest and C’s birthday.…

Above and Beyond: Hanging With the Legendary Fuchsias, Tuberous Begonias of Weidner’s Gardens

“We’ve all done pots, right? But baskets kind of allow you to use another space,” Kalim Owens (above) said during our recent trip to Weidner’s Gardens.…

Postcard From L.A.: Exploring Outer Space (Inside the City!) at Ilan Dei Venice

“It’s unpredictable to be in a space that’s both indoor and outdoor in the same breath,” says furniture/accessories/interior designer Ilan Dei as he stands in the shop he founded last year in Venice, California.…

Lush Life: A Dining Oasis (and Happy Hour Destination) for Botany Buffs

“It started raining one day, and a guy came over to sit at the bar. I pushed one of the potted plants over and said, ‘Here, everyone needs a drinking buddy,’ ” our bartender Danny tells us right before he whips up a nicely balanced Aviation for our health.…

What We Talk About When We Talk About Carnivorous Plants

“Feed me, Seymour,” the line goes, originally uttered by the neediest plant in history. Little Shop of Horrors gave us (both!) mega nightmares as kids.…