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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Escape From New York: A Sizzlin’ Winter Tour of Brooklyn Botanic Garden

This #FlashbackFriday we’re taking you all the way back…to December. We were on the East Coast for the holidays. That day we’d gotten coffee at Little Zelda and bagels at Nagle’s Bagels before going to visit my lovely grandmother in Flatbush/Ditmas Park—where she’s lived in the same apartment since the late 1970s!…

Hawaii Tropical Botanic Garden Tour

Heliconia Ride: A Visit to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Black lava rocks lying beside bands of turquoise water are right up our (#beachgoth-loving) alley, but after a few days of beach hopping in Kona, we wanted to feel a bit more…ensconced in greenery.…

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.…

Store Tour: In East Hollywood, Shopping for Gifts, Gems and Stems at Twig & Twine

Something to love about living in/near a busy city: Those moments when you find — amid the concrete hustle and bustle, the glaring hither and thither — a pocket of inspired, fertile serenity.…

56 Hours in Portland: Coffee, Beer and Botany in the City of Roses

We’re very much into the whole “buy experiences rather than things” thing. So when Ryan suggested we celebrate my birthday by going to Portland, I said, “Put a bird on it!” and by “bird” I mean me, and by “it” I mean the City of Roses.…

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.

Above and Beyond: Hanging With the Legendary Fuchsias, Tuberous Begonias of Weidner’s Gardens

“We’ve all done pots, right? But baskets kind of allow you to use another space,” Kalim Owens (above) said during our recent trip to Weidner’s Gardens.…

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.…

Magic Garden Ride: Designer Robert McKinley on the Enchanted Trees of Ruschmeyer’s Montauk

“What spoke to me was how it was so hidden — this really just felt like a big old camp,” said Robert McKinley, creative director and co-owner of Ruschmeyer’s, now open for its third season in Montauk.…

(Un)common Ground: Grand Tradition Opens Its Eclectic Estate to Garden Watchers

Great news, garden tourists! You no longer have to be a wedding guest (or wedding crasher) to see one of the most startlingly diverse landscapes in Fallbrook, California.…