A garden shed compeition (including an entire category devoted to Tardis-inspired sheds), why trees matter, Earth Day, new blogs from Wired and One Kings Lane, orchid show in Houston, DIY Saturdays at CB2, and a Savage Love column for insects.
Australian plants are like the ultimate self-sacrificing mother: They give and give (certain trees can reach 20 feet in just a few years and flower for six weeks or more) but ask so little in return. (Fertilizer? Rain? If you insist.) Their fantastical forms, however—including sculptural, hairy, or waxy blooms in neon colors—are anything but matronly.