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On a hot afternoon in L.A., great tufts of bougainvillea were blooming in three sorbet colors — soft pink, golden orange and screeching fuchsia. Not a lot of shade, but the effect was refreshing. We pulled over, put money in the meter, and walked. These colorblocked bougainvilleas grow on...

Happy summer, everyone! We spent the solstice hanging out with the peacocks and torch lilies at the LA Arboretum — tour to come. Here in our yard, things are getting interesting in these last days of June Gloom. All three species of our Passiflora in bloom: P....

Oh, expos. The swaggy stalls, the scanning badges, the wandering while wondering how a space this cavernous can exist in such a crowded city. We, love, all of it. Especially when it’s three-day mega mindmeld Dwell on Design. We were at the event last weekend at the LA...

It’s time again for the La Jolla Secret Garden Tour, and this year, we got to attend as guests. Last year, we were exhibitors. More than 250 people streamed through our place to explore our fruit trees, cacti, passion flower vines, air plants, carnivorous plants, Ryan’s...

(Be sure to check out our Spring 2016 succulent show recaps for more sources for rare succulents and inspiration.) Instead of meeting for coffee, we met over plants. Makes sense, though, right — when you're breaking the IRL ice with one of your most interesting garden...