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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,...

It's been a while since our last orchid-related post. Today we decided to check back in the sultry, sculptural flowers of the Orchidaceae family because April is National Orchid Month (at least according to the American Orchid Society) and because the wild orchid at the foot...

With spring sproinging and blossoms galore (and over 400,000 plant species in the world) it's okay if a few throw you for a loop. If you've spotted a specimen that you can't pin down, our Plant ID, Please forum is for you. Upload your mystery plant via Instagram...

Bud vases should be in every plant lover’s arsenal because: (1) they show off the lovely peculiarities of each stem and (2) they let you maximize the mileage of your bouquets. When someone (cough, cough, cough) gives or sends flowers to C, she prefers to distribute...

The current state of our tillandsia — our sweet, innocent air plants — has officially thrown us into a shame spiral. It's a bad scene here in bromeliad land: No specimens have flowered in months. Their tips are scorched. These guys are looking dull, dull,...

In winter we have hot toddies (and Candied Apples!) and in summer we have mint juleps — but what about those brisk yet sweet-smelling days in between? Enter the Early Bloomer. It's a cocktail we came up with, one that's crisp, green and floral, with...