Martina Lang’s “Paper/Plant” Photography Series

July 14, 2016

'paper/plant’ photography series

Photographer Martina Lang’s nature-themed works all contain underlying elements of humor and surrealism. Her pastel ‘paper/plant’ photography series exudes a softness, capturing various plants peeking out of abstract paper shapes against a backdrop of a clean white wall and natural Read More...

Celebrating The Year of the Allium

April 23, 2016



As 2016 is the Year of the Allium, it seemed like a good opportunity to pay tribute to this lovely genus of flowering plants. Appearing often amid the naturalistic planting schemes for which the Dutch landscape designer and father of Read More...

Azuma Makoto’s Frozen Botanical Sculptures

June 26, 2015


For his installation, Iced Flowers, botanical artist Makota Azuma encapsulated flowers within large blocks of ice, as if they were frozen in time. When the ice melted, the preserved flowers in a way bloomed again, a nod to nature’s life Read More...

Celebrating Slow Food and Slow Flowers at Local Flower Farm Dinner

April 5, 2015


You know about farm-to-table dining and perhaps garden-to-glass cocktails. Now there’s Field-to-Vase–where the dining table’s flowers were freshly picked at the flower farm only a few feet from where you are seated.


The Field to Vase Dinner Tour is …

Three Orchids You Can Grow In Your Garden

April 18, 2014

Bletilla striata Takashi HososhimaBletilla striata. One of the many terrestrial orchids you can grow in your garden. Photo by Takashi Hososhima.

Beautiful. Ephemeral. Elusive. Fickle. Tantalizing. These are some of the words that come to mind when I think of orchids. Long … Read More...

Peddling Petals in Los Angeles

July 6, 2011

Amid the proliferation of gourmet food trucks serving up gastronomic choices comparable to those found at three and four star restaurants, The Flower Truck, a Los Angeles mobile flower shop has parked it’s petals. So from Design Truck, … Read More...

Philadelphia Flower Show Draws Some Ooh La La!

March 13, 2011

A planted car in The Auto Salvage Garden, created by Delaware Valley College.

With Edith Piaf ‘s La Vie en Rose in the air, it was Springtime in Paris this year at the Philadelphia International Flower Show, the world’s Read More...

Sex in the City Garden

April 21, 2010

Clitoria ternatea, Photo: Aruna at ml.wikipedia

Due to her uncanny similarity to the female body part, Clitoria Ternatea, a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family, has been used traditionally to cure sexual ailments like infertility and gonorrhea, control menstrual … Read More...

Quick! Call the Seed Bomb Squad

January 6, 2010


Handmade from a mixture of eco-friendly, locally sourced and recycled materials such as used egg boxes, shredded office paper, organic compost and flower seeds, this bomb contains nothing flammable, though I wouldn’t board a plane with it hidden in your Read More...

Hope for the Horticulturally-Challenged

June 8, 2009


Many of you out there, if you’ve not yet done so, yearn to grow something in your limited spaces.  The challenge develops when, in addition to limited space, you also have limited resources, and for some hopeful gardeners, perceived limited … Read More...

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