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Wake Up and Smell the Succulents: Building a Living Table for Bird Rock Coffee

Let’s just say that Ryan Benoit, my partner-in-everything-actually, brings a lot to the table. Among them: plants.

You might already know that he’s been designing beautiful living tables for some time now.…

Make Your Own: Almost-Invisible Air Plant Cage

It only occurred to us after we received our wholesale order of 50 air plants that we had no place to put them!…

GIF Gardens: How to (Easily) Animate Your Plant Photos

Having come of age in/around a mall during the late 1990s, I’ve always associated the term “glamour shots” with soft focus, Cinnabons and feather boas.…

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!

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.…

Concrete Thinking: How to Make Mod, Stackable Sculptures With Cinder Blocks

“What is garden art to you?”

That was the theme of the night during this week’s #GardenChat, the lively Twitter convo that happens every Monday from 6 to 7 PM PST.…

Tea Time! We Serve Our Garden Homemade Liquid Kelp Fertilizer

You might remember a certain trip we took to the beach last spring, when we brought home a wagon brimming with several varieties of kelp.…

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believe that we launched just one equinox ago on the cusp of spring — and that the tulips and kumquats of March have been replaced by the blushing apple trees, pickling tips and dahlias on dahlias on dahlias of September.…

UPDATE: Adelaide’s Adds Romantic-Mod Florals to Our Vase Design! Plus, Photos From Last Week’s Moonlight Picnic

Updated on September 22, 2013: Last Thursday we, alongside 1,600 other guests, wined, dined and danced at Dîner en Blanc.

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.…