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Inspired by the rope planter project from Potted, we set out to adapt the craft for our office windowsills.

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Photo by the author.

Here’s the dirt: soil is the medium in which roots are anchored and from which nutrients, water, and oxygen are obtained.

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A well-defined pistil sits at the heart of each grapefruit flower. After fertilization of the eggs, most of the flower parts drop off, leaving the green ovary nestled in a tiny cup formed by the sepals. Photos by the author.

One of the special rewards of day-to-day work in a garden is witnessing the unfolding reproductive cycles of plants. Here are some interesting insights into the ways plants proliferate: when a stamen and a pistil love each other very much…

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Repeat personalities, not just colors, for a satisfying, unifying sense of repetition. Here, spicy hot flower spikes of Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ swim through likeshaped seed heads of Pennisetum. Two nearly equally charming personalities are married together, underscoring the elegant simplicity of making vignettes—less, so often, is more. All included photos by the author.

Which plant divas are people most smitten with? And how do you optimize their potential in your own garden?

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All other photos by the authors with Sydney Michael and Amanda Brooks.

Craft your own DIY, rustic planters for a Mediterranean look inside or outdoors.

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California blackberries are juicy and delicious, fresh or in baked goods. Photo by Peter G. Smith and Judith Larner Lowry.

Scroll to your region to discover the tasty summer flavors blooming in your area! For more foraging insights, check out our Timber Press Foraging Guides, perfect for newbies and experts who want to enjoy the abundance of wild foods in their region.

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Increasingly, the much-loved panoramas of the American West are infused with smoke. Yet there’s much more than scenery at stake here. In a single week during September 2015, the federal government spent more than $240 million battling out-of-control wildfires. Photo by Tim Mossholder.

An excerpt from Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West by Gary Ferguson.

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A birdseye view of the gnome’s garden. Included photos by Kate Baldwin and Janit Calvo.

“It was my intention to make miniature gardening as accessible as possible because it is such a fun hobby to take up and it is genuinely feasible for anyone.”

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In possibly the most famous wildfire photograph ever taken, elk observe a wildfire in
Montana’s Bitterroot National Forest. Most animals don’t run from walls of flame, as old
Disney movies might have us believe. U.S. Forest Service, photo by John McColgan.

“While the effects of climate change vary greatly region to region, the entire planet is being affected to some degree.”

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Split-leaf Acer palmatum illuminated by the low light of the autumn sun. All included photos by the author.

“That is what I encourage gardeners to do—make a garden where you create spaces to live in the garden and enjoy times with family and friends.”

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