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While we were in New York last week, we stopped by The Sill’s Upper West Side garden center to lead a window box plant workshop. Our students were a dream—so curious and ready to plant, and in the end, proud of their creations. We were...

Here’s something you may already know: Window boxes can be expensive! Not only that, but finding a high-quality (i.e. rot-resistant), perfectly sized window box for your small indoor or outdoor space may be a bigger challenge than actually growing the plants. When we first set...

Shaped like a candelabra, our Euphorbia avasmontana is in bloom. But when we talk about the spectacle, we're not talking about the flowers (which are too small to be easily seen)—we're talking about the plant's cyathia. That is, the yellow flower-like structures that add flash to a...

It's a powerful thing when an object 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....

May Gray and its steely sister June Gloom are in full effect in Southern California. They do have a foil, though — in the legions of Jacaranda mimosifolia trees that are lighting up our city’s skies and streets with their purple flowers. They’re common in South...