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Unless you’ve been living in a cave in the Frostfang Mountains, you know that something bananas went down on the second-to-last episode of Game of Thrones. And if you’re fans of the books and the HBO show (we are) last week’s episode probably made it clear...

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...

As relative newcomers to the garden party, we can be delinquent about (and yes, at times intimidated by) fertilizing. Maybe that’s why we’re so attached to our carnivores — because they self-fertilize, and in such a theatrical way? But slowly, we’re coming around. We recently discovered...

Summer of 2012: basil gimlets. Summer of 2009: beer-garitas. Summer of 2004: anything with muddled mint and sugar. (Summers prior to 2004…? We plead the fifth.) As soon as the seasons change, there’s a cocktail or an ingredient that becomes the center of our drinking universe....

May Gray and its glum sis, June Gloom, have descended on the coast in all their steely glory. Don’t let them win! Luckily, there’s an antidote; legions of Jacaranda mimosifolia trees are lighting up our city’s skies and streets with their purple blooms. Maybe it’s just...

Two weekends ago, we traded the cacti of California for the Douglas firs (and snappy wildflowers!) of the Pacific Northwest. This mini-vacation included an enlightening trek to The Herbfarm, the James Beard Award-winning restaurant and dining tour-de-force in Woodinville, Washington. We also visited its five-acre...

Last weekend we were in Seattle — RB’s first time in the city in over a decade, and C’s first time ever. Hence the light posting sked this week! We’re still coming down from all that nuanced espresso and the radiant, vertigo-inducing trees that sang...