New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show

The NYBG Orchid Show: Traveling Back in Time With the World’s Most Adventurous Flower

Orchids are easy to obsess over. Who hasn’t been preoccupied with a phalaenopsis at one point? Had some cattleyas floating around the back of your head?…

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.…

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!…

Primrose

A Primrose Primer: Caring for a Collection of Early Bloomers

Who has experience growing primroses? We’re new to the primrose party, but here’s an early observation: They are thirsty beauties.

Housed in the Primula genus, the primrose is a perennial semi-evergreen native to northern Africa and southwestern Asia.…

On Stands Now: Our Feature in ‘Country Gardens’ Magazine

A sign that warmer days are around the corner: the Early Spring 2016 issue of Country Gardens is out! And guess whose L-shaped garden received some love?…

Rosemary hedge

Hedge Space: Rosemary Goes Out, Rosemary Comes In

Last week, I graduated from grad school. And I credit my MFA in large part to…our rosemary.

Out of all the fragrant flora Ryan and I grow, rosemary’s aroma is our favorite.…

Inside the Camellia Belt: A Visit to Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina

Sure, we can grow camellias in Southern California, but our camellias will never burst against a tangy orange bald cypress, and you won’t find them lingering beneath the edges of ancient live oaks draped with Spanish moss. …

Star Wars: The Garden Awakens

Star Wars, Episode Plants: The Garden Awakens

A long time ago in a garden far, far away….

The Rebel Alliance was traveling on a Rebel ship through the Sluis sector of Outer Rim Territories.…

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.…

Nature’s Calling: Our 50 Favorite Hort-Inspired Phone Cases

What do you get the garden lover who has everything?

Trick question. Plant fans — so curious by nature — will never stop looking for the next exciting bud, blossom or frond.…