Photos by Hannah Brenlan and Luke Holtgeerts for the Slow Flowers Summit
San Diego Carnivorous Plant Society Show and Sale
Photos by Tim King and Ryan Benoit
DIY garden tripod

DIY Garden Camera: How to Make a Magnetic Tripod for Your Phone

Lately we’ve been shooting less with our big camera and more with our smartphones. I’ve even recently photographed entire blog posts without breaking out the DSLR — something I wouldn’t have dreamed of even two years ago.…

Beer, Garden: That Time We Hosted a Brew Tasting in Our Yard

What’s everyone up to this Memorial Day weekend? Right now we’re prepping for our vertical gardening demo in LA (happening on Saturday — come!…

See You in Santa Monica: Check Out Our Demo at the New Potted @Lazybones Shop

When we first set out to build our vertical clay pot garden for Whole Foods Market, we half-jokingly said we’d take it on a world tour, starting with the balconies of our friends Jill and Tim.…

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? 7 Reasons to Snapchat Your Garden

For all the planning it involves, gardening is filled with blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments. Like short-lived blossoms and butterfly fly-bys. A Venus flytrap chomping on a housefly.…

Mom's garden

Mom’s Garden: From New England to North Carolina (and California) With Love

My mom is an artist, a grandmother, an insurance agent and a gardener. I’ve always appreciated my mom for all her talents and enthusiasms, but it has only been over the past six years (since I’ve taken a more profound interest in plants) that I’ve realized how much plants and gardening have played a role in her life…and in mine.…

Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour

Beyond Succulents: 10 Favorites from a California Native Plant Tour

Earlier this month, we spent a day guiding ourselves around home gardens all over L.A.’s Eastside and San Fernando Valley. They varied in size, design and mood, but here’s what united them: All the gardens primarily grew flora native to this region.…

10 Ways to Keep Your Garden Vibes Going This Spring

If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, chances are spring is making itself known in all its bold, sneaky, fragrant ways. Your lilacs are jamming.…

DIY Outdoor Movie Theater

Show Thyme: How to Build an Outdoor Theater in Your Garden

Movie night under the stars — in our own garden — is one of our favorite luxuries. The tips of our rosemary hedge or an aloe on the succulent table might poke shadows along the bottom of the screen…but that only adds to the cozy theater feel.…

Grown in the Golden State: Tour Some of California’s Most Beautiful Native Gardens

Mad about manzanita? Will you walk for miles to spot a bleeding heart? This spring, you can see some of California’s most spectacular native plants on garden tours taking place in the Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, East Bay, Sacramento and Santa Clara areas.…

It’s a ‘Wild World’: Our Recap of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

Flower show season is in full swing, and we are here for it. Ryan and I recently attended the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show like we did last year, but this time as invited guests and guided by the show’s plant registrar Heidi Kirkpatrick.…