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Haul of Wonders: Behold the Plants We Brought Home From a Month of Cactus & Succulent Shows

Confession: Ryan and I attended the San Diego Succulent & Cactus Show & Sale, but we ended up completely missing the show.…

Green Side Up Magazine

‘Green Side Up’! Your Go-To (With Us Two) Summer Gardening Guide—and Giveaway

Gardening guides that are both comprehensive and portable — soup-to-nuts minus the Googling around — can be hard to come by.…

DIY garden tripod

DIY Garden Camera: How to Make a Magnetic Tripod for Your Phone

Lately we’ve been shooting less with our big camera and more with our smartphones. I’ve even recently photographed entire blog posts without breaking out the DSLR — something I wouldn’t have dreamed of even two years ago.…

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!…

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? 7 Reasons to Snapchat Your Garden

For all the planning it involves, gardening is filled with blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments. Like short-lived blossoms and butterfly fly-bys. A Venus flytrap chomping on a housefly.…

Hot Pots: We’re in the April Issue of ‘Better Homes & Gardens’—Out Now!

Sometimes, being on the other side of the camera is a trip.

Better Homes & Gardens magazine approached us to see if we might be interested in being featured in their “I Did It” section.…

Euphorbia avasmontana - Succulent table by Ryan Benoit Design

Bloom Alert: Our Centerpiece Euphorbia Lights Up

Shaped like a candelabra, our Euphorbia avasmontana is in bloom. But when we talk about the spectacle, we’re not talking about the flowers (which are too small to be easily seen)—we’re talking about the plant’s cyathia. 

Primrose

A Primrose Primer: Caring for a Collection of Early Bloomers

Who has experience growing primroses? We’re new to the primrose party, but here’s an early observation: They are thirsty beauties.

Housed in the Primula genus, the primrose is a perennial semi-evergreen native to northern Africa and southwestern Asia.…

On Stands Now: Our Feature in ‘Country Gardens’ Magazine

A sign that warmer days are around the corner: the Early Spring 2016 issue of Country Gardens is out! And guess whose L-shaped garden received some love?…

Rosemary hedge

Hedge Space: Rosemary Goes Out, Rosemary Comes In

Last week, I graduated from grad school. And I credit my MFA in large part to…our rosemary.

Out of all the fragrant flora Ryan and I grow, rosemary’s aroma is our favorite.…