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Q&A: Talking Beauty and Botany With Hi Wildflower Founder Tanwi Nandini Islam

Wildflowers. They’re sweet alyssum, they’re art, and they’re also a state of mind.

I didn’t fully understand the latter until I met my friend Tanwi Nandini Islam, the Brooklyn-based writer whose debut novel, Bright Lines, will be published by Penguin in August 2015.…

Garden Tour: A Beach Bungalow With a Wild, Bohemian Heart

The riotous garden Joe Skoby has created is one that embraces you, absorbs you, tickles you on the ear. Tall philodendrons curve to create organic archways, a snail vine wraps a palm tree in a rich stole of purple flowers, and a creeping fig pokes a feeler through the bathroom window.…

Garden Q&A: Mastering Microclimates in Alexandria, Virginia

When my brother Neal Benoit and his family moved into their first single-family home in 2009 just south of the Capitol Beltway in Alexandria, Virginia, he also stumbled into an interest in gardening.…

20 Spring Things That Are Happening In Our Garden

Can you believe spring’s only 23 days away? The season in which “everyone’s in love and flowers pick themselves,” like e.e.

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!

Fresh Pairs: Woolly Pocket Launches Its ‘Plants & People’ Photo Series!

They’re disarming, they’re emotionally satisfying, and they aren’t just for 14th-century artists anymore. We’re talking, naturally, about diptychs.

Images paired for a compelling effect, the diptych is in the midst of an internet-fueled revival.…

The Natural: Behind the Botanical Beauty of NYC’s Marble & Milkweed

Sure — you can grow them. But you can also celebrate your love of plants by wearing them on your sleeves, your socks, or all over your skin.…

Sage Advice: The Best Gardening Insights of 2013

While on vacation last week, we indulged in quite a bit of 2013 hindsight. (I mean, what else do you do while on a sluggish drive from NYC to DC?) This was the year we nurtured our surroundings like never before, experienced an exciting coup, and learned and learned and learned so many things about gardening.…

Hover Craft: Josh Rosen of ‘Airplantman’ Takes the Tillandsia to New Heights

“There’s something about airplants that’s charismatic,” says Josh Rosen, the man behind L.A.-based Airplantman. His minimalist designs let tillandsias’ freak flags fly.…

Nursery Cool: Meet Britain’s 10 Rising Stars of Horticulture!

When I come home from work feeling flu-ish, only a homemade yerba mate latte and YouTube (in bed, of course) will do.…