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We were recently schvitzing our way up the East Coast, on a humid vacation packed with R&R, plant stalking and garden snooping. (Without a cicada in sight!) Our roadtrip started in North Carolina, where we visited Ryan’s parents in Leland, just outside Wilmington. There’s floral goodness...

May Gray and its glum sis, June Gloom, have descended on the coast in all their steely glory. Don’t let them win! Luckily, there’s an antidote; legions of Jacaranda mimosifolia trees are lighting up our city’s skies and streets with their purple blooms. Maybe it’s just...

Last weekend we were in Seattle — RB’s first time in the city in over a decade, and C’s first time ever. Hence the light posting sked this week! We’re still coming down from all that nuanced espresso and the radiant, vertigo-inducing trees that sang...

Last weekend we went up to Carlsbad, California, to bask in the legions of shaggy-faced ranunculus that grow at the Flower Fields. Scroll through for the action. The day also included an antique tractor ride, a confounding sweetpea maze, a rose garden, a chorus of snapdragons,...

You can almost hear the cuatro between the fluffy pink flowers of the Tabebuia Impetiginosa tree, which is native to, and widely celebrated in, Trinidad and Tobago — where Chantal's family's from. (The plant also goes by the names pink trumpet tree, pink ipe and...

Nasturtium has got to be one of the most underrated — and tastiest — plants of mid-spring. Maybe it’s just too easy to take its flowers for granted; their brilliant red, yellow and orange blossoms are beyond abundant this time of year, blanketing canyons, flashing...

More than any other tree in the world, the cherry blossom owns major real estate in C’s Washington, D.C.-raised psyche. Every late winter/early spring when Prunus trees start blooming back East and here in the West, she gets nostalgic for the National Cherry Blossom Festival,...