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It's a powerful thing when an object so often associated with damage and destruction takes on a new, life-giving incarnation. Emphasis on carnation. If you've checked out our garden or follow it on Instagram, you might have noticed that we use ammunition cans as planters for two vertical gardens. Under...

Earlier this month we decided to redo our flower beds/“stadium garden," where we normally rotate blooming annuals and perennials. After storing the tuber of our Impatiens flanaganae, which enjoyed a powerful summer bloom, and saying goodbye to our last dahlias, we realized our garden bed could use...

It only occurred to us after we received our wholesale order of 50 air plants that we had no place to put them! I had ordered the lot for my new acrylic air plant habitats (coming soon) — and I guess we got too excited...

Today's summer drink, a beer cocktail, might be our simplest. As much as I love our lush porters during the fall, come July, light, dry, refreshing lagers are my garden companion. Sometimes it’s the only thing that makes all this yard work not feel so much like work. My pick secret shame weakness?...

When my brother Neal Benoit and his family moved into their first single-family home in 2009 just south of the Capitol Beltway in Alexandria, Virginia, he also stumbled into an interest in gardening. Five years later, his garden is the talk of the block. The diversely...