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We were recently schvitzing our way up the East Coast, on a humid vacation packed with R&R, plant stalking and garden snooping. (Without a cicada in sight!) Our roadtrip started in North Carolina, where we visited Ryan’s parents in Leland, just outside Wilmington. There’s floral goodness...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...