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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.…

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!…

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.…

Desert Botanical Garden and Taliesin West

Postcard From the Sonoran: Tackling Desert and Design in Phoenix

Today I start a new job (!) and have my first big deadline of the semester, and also — what’s that?…

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.…

Room With a (Botanical) View: Explore the Kauai Resort That’s Also a Plant Lover’s Paradise

“This place is classic Hawaii,” the guy tells us from across the pool table at Stevenson’s Library at the Grand Hyatt Kauai.…

Tree Tunnels and Wild Chickens in Paradise: The Top 10 Moments From Our Kauai Adventure

Boarding happened in record time. The first rows were called at 10 AM, and all passengers were boarded — with seatbacks and tray tables in their fully upright and locked positions — by 10:12.…

Aloha From Kauai, the Garden Island!

Hey! How was your Thanksgiving?

Right now we’re writing to you from among the air-sweetening plumerias, fiery crotons, ti and taro of Kauai, Hawaii.…

Maine Event: Topiary and Terra Cotta Add to the ‘Beautiful Decay’ of Snug Harbor Farm

Earlier this summer — after our dogwood layover and stalking of rad rhododendron — we explored the famed modern/classical mashup of Snug Harbor Farm in Kennebunk, Maine.…

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.…