Hot Pots: We’re in the April Issue of ‘Better Homes & Gardens’—Out Now!

Sometimes, being on the other side of the camera is a trip.

Better Homes & Gardens magazine approached us to see if we might be interested in being featured in their “I Did It” section. The only thing: the shoot and the interview would have to happen soon. So back in January, days after I got back from graduation, Ryan and I were photographed in our garden. There were outfit changes. A Corvette-red anthurium was planted for a pop of color. Ryan and I smized our hearts out.

We felt so rock ‘n’ roll! In the interview, we shared the secrets behind our vertical clay pot garden. (Here’s the original post.) We explained its versatility as a flowery, friendly privacy screen, a great way to get your plants at eye level — which makes you more likely to take care of them. We also shared the step-by-step DIY.

Our vertical tropical clay pot garden.

Our two-page feature is now on stands! Find the story in the magazine’s gardening-themed April issue, where we also chat about our favorite gardening trends and splurges. It’s an honor. We’re in the company of excellent plants and people like our friend Eliza Blank of The Sill, tall and border-friendly baptisia flowers, and tips for planting a glam rooftop garden.

Thank you to editor Kit Selzer for the fun, dishy story, to photographer Edmund Barr and assistant Dilean Jimenez for capturing our good sides, and to stylists Michael Walters and Bill Miller for making us (and our place) look so fly.

Look for the issue with the beautiful tomatoes on the front. Leaf through it, and tell us what you think.


Snapping a portrait for the second page of the story, the sidebar where we talk trends and desert-island dahlias.

Here’s us, kicking it in POST. From left: Ryan, Chantal, Bill Miller, Michael Walters, Edmund Barr, Dilean Jimenez.