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Here's one thing we’ve learned since launching this little gardening gazette: There are only so many synonyms for flowers. Blooms, blossoms, the species name, yes. Inflorescence is another wonderful term we like to throw around, especially when we’re referring to some petalled shocker sent out...

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...

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...