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Fruit of the Matter: Yovana ‘Rawvana’ Mendoza Shows How to Prepare a Delicious Raw Vegan Meal

“I felt like I needed a detox from my life,” Yovana Mendoza explains early into our visit to the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market, moments before cracking open a ‘White Genoa’ fig in the most gorgeous way imaginable.…

Game of Thorns! Our Friend Kimberly on How She Went From Playing Polo to Tending the Best Roses on the Block

We met our neighbor Kimberly’s roses before we met Kimberly herself. They’re bright and big and perfumey, her roses, when they’re in bloom: flashes of apricot and salmon winding around the black fence that lines her yard.…

You’re Invited: ‘Curb Appeal’ Star John Gidding and The Horticult to Present at WestEdge Design Fair

It’s official! We’re teaming up with architect and designer (and star of HGTV’s Curb Appeal) John Gidding to present at the WestEdge Design Fair on Saturday, October 5th at 5:30pm.…

25 Lessons We’ve Learned Since Launching

Happy Autumn Equinox! It’s hard to believe that we launched just one equinox ago on the cusp of spring — and that the tulips and kumquats of March have been replaced by the blushing apple trees, pickling tips and dahlias on dahlias on dahlias of September.…

Christy Wilhelmi of ‘Gardenerd’ Talks Hen-tertainment, Organic Growing, and the Garlic Clove That Changed Everything

Moments after arriving at the delicious ecosystem that is Christy Wilhelmi’s Los Angeles backyard, we’re startled by the sound of the screen door snapping open.…

The Horticult in The New York Times, August 8, 2013.

Thank You, New York Times!

We spent Wednesday afternoon furtively refreshing the Home & Garden section of The New York Times until, in a hot pink flash, our favorite bromeliad appeared on the screen.…

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.…

Spirit Guide: Amanda ‘Kiss My Aster’ Thomsen on Her Gardening Book, Punk-Rock Plants, and the Biggest Mistake Made by Newbies

“Setting up your perennial garden may seem intimidating, but don’t be afraid…Occasionally I like to shake things up and put a grouping of the same tall plants someplace in the middle of things.…

World on a String: Knees on Leaves Designer on Her New Line of Terrarium Necklaces

To be a botany buff on Instagram is to have instant access to an endless supply of “serenity now” moments. Radish hauls à la Valencia.…

Gone, Hollywood: A Wild, Modern Home That Will Make You Forget You’re in LA

Like Zora Neale Hurston said, “Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.” So it seems wonderfully apt that Lora and Frank Banzali — two magnetic Midwesterners who traded Illinois winters for LA’s endless summer — would cultivate their surroundings with cold-hardy plants that mingle easily with sun-hungry tropicals.…