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Star Wars: The Garden Awakens

Star Wars, Episode Plants: The Garden Awakens

A long time ago in a garden far, far away….

The Rebel Alliance was traveling on a Rebel ship through the Sluis sector of Outer Rim Territories.…

Jade wreath DIY

Ring in the Holidays: How to Make a Succulent Wreath Out of Jade Cuttings

Ryan and I are really into wreaths. Something about the portable greenery and the O shape just screams “Liiiife!” to us.…

Two Weddings, a Dutchman’s Pipe and a Thesis!

Where in the world have we been these past few weeks? Good question.

What we thought would be a one-week-or-so-break ended up stretching for a month, and we’re sorry to leave you hanging!…

The Horticult Garden - Summer 2015

Garden Snapshot: Living Table Makeover, Climbing Philodendron and a ‘Midnight’ Water Lily Debut

Our whiskey barrel pond has been feeling a little bit Monet, a little bit Midcentury Modern. It’s our first season growing water lilies, and these amethyst blooms are STUNNAS.…

Fuchsia Fanatics: The Fancy Plants of Late Summer

Not a whole lot’s blooming in our garden (now that our passion flowers are giving way to passionfruit!) — with one silky exception.…

Copper pipe trellis DIY - The Horticult

Going Super Vertical: How to Build a Copper Pipe Trellis (Without Soldering)

This year we’ve been going up…up…and UP. For a few reasons: we’ve run out of horizontal space in our small 1,700-square-foot garden, and we needed a tall structure for one of our favorite young plants, Passiflora edulisto climb and bask in the afternoon sun.…

Garden Gadgets: The Solar-Powered Edyn Sensor Is Now Monitoring Our Raised Beds

It’s pretty clear that we enjoy teching out our terrain. Exhibit A: Our screen-filled Super Bowl garden party. Exhibit B, our outdoor robot heater.…

Tillandsia update in our garden - The Horticult

Breathless: An Air Plant Update, and Our eHow Tutorial

So…how’s everyone’s air plants doing?

At friends’ places and on our own homestead, we’ve seen tillandsias run the gamut — ranging from tormented, thirsty, spidery things to ecstatic emerald crowns.…

Check Out Our ‘Gardening Tips for Renters’ Guide on Better Homes & Gardens

We get this question a lot. “Great garden, but why would you invest all this time/money/energy into a place you’re just renting?”

Fair question!…

Passiflora update - The Horticult

Sun Seekers: Our Passiflora Vines Are Flowering and Fruiting

Happy summer, everyone! We spent the solstice hanging out with the peacocks and torch lilies at the LA Arboretum — tour to come.…