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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...

Who has experience growing primroses? We're new to the primrose party, but here's an early observation: They are thirsty beauties. Housed in the Primula genus, the primrose is a perennial semi-evergreen native to northern Africa and southwestern Asia. You'll also see them growing wild throughout Europe, from the...

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...

You know how they say, “Say it with flowers”? If the lipstick plant — which is now blooming at our place — could talk, it would say, “I have come to bring some major flair to your shaded areas.” (Or something like that. We try...

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 truly confounding sweetpea maze, a rose garden, a chorus of...