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Welcome to the latest edition of Tree Stories, our series in which people introduce us to trees that have put down meaningful roots in their lives. Here, Chris Hart tells us the tale — in his own words — of the juniper trees that live in...

Feeling that Seis de Mayo slump? Yesterday, after one mezcal cocktail too many, we switched to the virgin stuff — and ended up making a loquat soda to restore and steady our souls for the week ahead. Luckily, loquats are abundantly in season right now. [caption id=""...

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...

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...

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,...

A bland bedroom patio and an impulse buy were the two things that conspired, 16 years ago, to initiate Barry Levine into the practice of bonsai. This was while he was still a bachelor living in Brentwood. “The patio had nothing on it but a chair...

"What's your favorite tree?"  Several trees come to mind including our own Feijoa sellowiana (pineapple guava), but I've had this banyan tree in my mind for almost three years since my 2010 business trip to the Westin Moana Surfrider in Waikiki Beach, Oahu. Planted as a...