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A Wilder Life - By Celestine Maddy

What We’re Reading: Celestine Maddy Talks About ‘A Wilder Life’

A little soil can change everything.

“Ask anyone who knew me in my early twenties if they could have imaged I’d grow up to be a champion of the great outdoors,” writes Celestine Maddy in the introduction to A Wilder Life.…

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!…

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.…

15th Annual Drought Tolerant Plant Festival - LACSS - The Horticult

Prickly Treat: We Shop (and Shop) at the LACSS Drought-Tolerant Plant Festival

California’s severe drought should be a wakeup call for every babe and babette in our state to take immediate steps to reduce water usage.…

Terra Sol Garden Center - The Horticult

Who, What, Rare: Where to Find Hard-to-Find Succulents

(Be sure to check out our Spring 2016 succulent show recaps for more sources and inspiration.)

Instead of meeting for coffee, we met over plants.…

‘Better Homes and Gardens’ Blogger Awards: The Results Are In!

Monday morning on Twitter, across 45 extremely suspenseful minutes, Better Homes and Gardens announced the winners of its 2015 Blogger Awards.…

Office Plants - The Horticult

Gardening 9 to 5: The Office Gets a Plant Makeover!

We’ve long suspected it…and now it’s been backed by science: that plants boost productivity. Yes, according to a study published last year, adding a ruffly fiddle leaf fig to your cubicle or a zamioculcas to your desktop could increase your creative output — and your happiness — by up to 15 percent.…

Santa Barbara Orchid Show - 2015 - Featured on The Horticult

Intense Inflorescence: Day Tripping at the 70th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

Sultry and complicated and scandalously expressive, the orchid has a way of bringing out bee-like behavior in even the most sensible of people.…

36 Hours in Joshua Tree National Park - The Horticult

Desert Flora and Beyond: 10 Tips for a Surreal Joshua Tree Experience

For the weekend we headed east — traded our cushy garden sofa and aloe hammock for a campsite in Joshua Tree National Park.…