Get an intimate look at plant hunter Daniel J. Hinkley’s personal six-and-a-half acre garden in Washington.   
This waterwise garden of mostly cacti, succulents, olive trees, and pepper trees can endure the heat without watering. 
There are eight main classes of begonia, encompassing all manner of size, color, and shape of flower and leaf.

The Weekly Notebook

What’s Hot: Gardening Trends for 2015 Top gardening professional share the trends in gardening for 2015, including edible gardens, Cor-Ten steel, and native plantings.  Read More »
A Luxe Look for Less: How to Save Without Sacrificing Style The garden of your dreams doesn’t have to cost a small fortune, only look like it! Here we give you five ideas to give your garden a makeover that will leave your neighbors in awe. Read More »
Photography Exhibition Reveals the Secret Language of Flowers Connecting to the secret language of flowers through his camera lens, photographer joSon creates an intimate portrait of flowers and displays their beauty in the simplest forms. On display until April 30, 2015 at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, this photography exhibit shows flowers up close to remind you of the beauty they quietly possess. Read More »
Wit & Wisdom from Gardening Greats For a magical week in February, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, Washington offers everything garden enthusiasts could imagine, including an incredible line-up of speakers. This year we’ve scouted out a few we’re especially excited about. Read More »
New Photography Exhibit Celebrates American Landscape Architecture Take in 100 years of American landscape architecture and celebrate the enduring nature of gardens all in one day! The Library of American Landscape History’s new exhibit in New York features 10 landscapes photographed by some of the best in historic architectural photography. Read More »
Ideas for an Enticing Cottage Garden       Meant to delight and appeal to your own personal taste, cottage gardens will bring romance and color into even the smallest of spaces. Jan Johnsen gives seven tips to create an enticing cottage garden without the need for a passport. Read More »
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A Winter Jewel Box With the odds against her, Joanne Fuller of Portland Oregon turns her problematic sloped shade garden into a winter jewel box of hellebores and Lenten rose hybrids which can all be enjoyed at eye-level while still enjoying her privacy and the little natural light the mature oak trees allow. Read More »
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Our Guide to Conifers When it comes to conifers, the delight is in the details.  Read More »
Make an Escape to the Gardens of Alcatraz Alcatraz Island’s historic but long-neglected gardens are once again lush and colorful. Thanks to volunteers in the Bay Area, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Garden Conservancy, and the National Park Service, the gardens at Alcatraz are now flourishing after 40 years of neglect. Take a visual tour of the beautiful gardens now serving time on “The Rock.” Read More »
In The Dark: Creating a Dramatic Backdrop Let your garden exude its color by painting in dark colors around it. Nick McCullough shows off dramatic plant combinations, including Dark Chocolate, Luscious Lemonade, and Emerald Falls, plus his top paint colors to use to highlight more of your garden. Read More »
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