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You know that feeling a garden can give you—when you're wandering around and suddenly you have to remind yourself what town/city you're even in? That's the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Just outside Los Angeles, its campus encompasses a library with more than...

Earlier this summer, I (Chantal, hi) spent a weekend in Seattle. I was there for the Slow Flowers Summit, a one-day mindmeld dedicated to U.S.-grown flowers and the people who farm, garden, and design with them. The SURF Incubator space had eye-popping views of the...

Happy Solstice, Earthlings! Today is the first full day of summer, and the temps in our area have gotten the memo, with La Jolla reaching the 80s and Los Angeles sizzling up to 107 degrees Fahrenheit. Blazing hot like the solstitial sun is the aptly named Solandra maxima....

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. Sometimes you just want to gush off the cuff about the taste of a fresh-grown radish to whoever happens to be listening. Which...