All posts tagged What We Read

The New ‘Seeing Flowers’ Brings You Up Close and Personal With Your Favorite Blooms

With the fading of our last passionflower last month, things are muted, florally speaking, right now inside our garden. The exceptions would be our small hibiscus shrub and our jade plant, whose delicate white flowers are already beginning to emerge.…

Cold Plums, Stolen Peonies and Stabbing Grass: The Modernist Garden Poetry of William Carlos Williams

“Your thighs are appletrees / whose blossoms touch the sky,” William Carlos Williams writes in his 1920 poem “Portrait of a Lady.” The immortal modernist was born on this day in 1883 in Rutherford, New Jersey.…

Grunge-Inspired Grasslands and a Delphinium Wedding: The Plant Lover’s Guide to Vogue’s September Issue

It’s that time of year again! You know, that end-of-summer stretch marked by groaning mailbags, raised eyebrows at the newsstand, and 900+ plus pages of fashion euphoria?…

Pocket Paradise: Author Janit Calvo on “Gardening in Miniature,” Alien Sunflowers and Other Small Wonders

We’ll let you guess which half of The Horticult we’re talking about here: Growing up, one of us was hopelessly obsessed with miniatures.…

Spirit Guide: Amanda ‘Kiss My Aster’ Thomsen on Her Gardening Book, Punk-Rock Plants, and the Biggest Mistake Made by Newbies

“Setting up your perennial garden may seem intimidating, but don’t be afraid…Occasionally I like to shake things up and put a grouping of the same tall plants someplace in the middle of things.…

What We Read: All Things RHS Chelsea Flower Show — From Prince Harry’s Garden to the Great Gnome Debate

This week, we couldn’t get enough of the cheery woodland blooms, dignified hedging and audacious sculpture that filled the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show, now in its 100th year.…

Orchid Girls and That Infamous Emerald Lawn: Inside the Gardens of ‘The Great Gatsby’

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars,” F.…

Giveaway! Win a Bumper Crop of Gardening Books from Timber Press

On the one hand, there are flings — the here-today-faded-tomorrow flashes of love, drama and seduction. And on the other hand, there are the smooth and steady partnerships that only get better and more brilliant over time.…

The Crested Saguaro Cactus, Desert Monsoons and Other Secrets of the Sonoran Desert

Science Friday, the long-running public radio show, is our jam. Last week’s episode was broadcast live from ASU in Phoenix, Arizona, and includes a half hour on “the secret life of the Sonoran desert.” It’s a must-listen.…

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Purring Plants, the ‘Vertical Forest’ Backlash, and the Warning System of Bees

From the hidden vibrations of flowers to empowering heirloom seeds in India (to, hello, that Higgs boson), it’s been a big week for small things.…