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Okay, we’re calling it. The song of the summer — at least as far as our backyard is concerned — is “Green Garden” by rising-star songstress Laura Mvula. We’re smitten by this jazzy, spirited track from her debut album, Sing to the Moon; it incorporates...

Greetings, fellow Earthlings. Today is the day we celebrate our home planet. (So actually, every day is Earth Day.) Even though many of the major events happened over the weekend — including the sustainability-centric Earth Day 2013 festival in SF and the New York Cares Day...

Toot, toot! (Okay, we’re putting our horn away now.) We were delighted to wake up this morning to a beautiful mention on DailyCandy about the Horticult, written by friend and editor Tiffany Davis. It’s an honor to be mentioned in a roundup alongside some seriously cool...

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,...

Not to get all sappy, but we often don’t realize how much luck is all around us, all the time. Today we were planning to go on a shamrock search (say that ten times fast) in honor of Saint Patrick's Day, but ended up finding...

A quick follow-up to our outdoor theater/rosemary trimming story. Right around sunset here on the West Coast, we pulled down the screen, fired up the HD projector, and watched the Oscars in our yard. Our propane-fueled Robot Heater kept us warm, as did Adele's world-wise...