Get an intimate look at plant hunter Daniel J. Hinkley’s personal six-and-a-half acre garden in Washington.   
Scott Shrader is known for gardens tailor-made for life outside. Check out his personal outdoor space and other designs. 
There are eight main classes of begonia, encompassing all manner of size, color, and shape of flower and leaf.

The Weekly Notebook

The Gardens of Downton Abbey With season 4 of the hit series Downton Abbey premiering January 5th, fans continue to tune in to the popular show about an Edwardian-era family & their estate. Filmed at Highclere Castle, a royal estate with a garden that dates to 1218, today the garden retains the aesthetic of its most famous designer—Lancelot Capability Brown, a preeminent British landscape architect who championed rolling meadows and natural overgrowth. Read More »
Our Top 10 Favorite Pinterest Boards Ring in the New Year with some great garden ideas from our top 10 favorite Pinterest boards. Be inspired by the beauty and usefulness of well-designed outdoor spaces from our own boards and others we love. Read More »
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Let Relics Tell A Story Connecting the ancient world with 21st century garden design, relics of the time such as rustic urns and pots can bring the romance of the ancient world into your garden.  Read More »
Spotlight: The Life of a Flower in the Rose Parade Are you watching the Tournament of Roses Parade this New Year’s Day? More than 30,000 flowers are used to decorate a single float in a matter of six days, and we wanted to know more about them! We went behind-the-scenes with Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats, to find out just how all those flowers get selected and arranged. You’ll be amazed at some of the details he shared with us! Read More »
Related Topics: Design | Floral Design | Flowers | holiday
Seed Sowing in the Snow Our how-to for using milk and water jugs to create your own planters to sow seeds in the snow. Yes, you can start sowing seeds now, even if you're snowed in, and be rewarded with hardy vegetables and flowers in the summer. Read More »
Frankincense & The Magi's Endangered Tree Every December has its hard-to-find treasure—a toy or game that captures the zeitgeist and flies off the shelves. In the past several years, one holiday symbol has become increasingly scarce: Frankincense, the original Christmas gift, the one that preceded them all. The aromatic resin became embedded in Christmas tradition when, according to the apostle Matthew, the Biblical Magi brought gifts of frankincense, myrrh, and gold to a Bethlehem nativity.  Read More »
How to Photograph Plants in Winter Interested in taking photographs of your garden this winter? Here are 5 tips from garden photographer Karen Bell about how to best capture your plants in all of their snowy glory. If you're near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, check out her photography classes starting in February 2014. Read More »
Related Topics: DIY | Ideas | photography | plants | tips
How to Prepare Your Garden for the Winter Tips to ensure your garden has a peaceful winter sleep with the help from three essential books from Timber Press, you can treat your garden to a restful winter slumber, and it will awaken healthy and fresh for a new season. Read More »
Visit a Topiary Time Piece After an anonymous one million dollar donation, the gardens at Lotusland will continue to thrive the way Madame Ganna Walska dreamed when she created this topiary fantasyland, which includes a 25-foot floral clock, on her Santa Barbara, Calif. estate back in 1955. Read More »
Related Topics: California | estates | public garden | Topiary
Botanic Notables: The Poinsettia Did you know December 12th is Poinsettia Day? A Christmas favorite, this plant made its way to the United States back in 1826 and has been growing popular ever since. With media placement and the ability to cultivate a sturdy variety of "the Christmas flower", the Eckes family shares some of that history with Garden Design.  Read More »
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