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.

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Pebble Mosaic Walkways The design trend away from solid concrete to permeable walking surfaces has opened the door to  fresh paving options.  Smaller homes and yards make it possible to explore alternative, sometimes truly unique surfaces without breaking the budget.    Read More »
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The Magic of Mums For autumn color, chrysanthemums are showstoppers. They're the first choice of proud moms for homecoming corsages; their exquisite forms draw thousands to flower shows; and in the fall, they dominate prime counter space at garden centers.  Read More »
Visiting Butchart Gardens An American landscape designer takes a trip to British Columbia and shares his photos of Butchart Gardens, an abandoned quarry turned garden with enormous hanging baskets and impressive annual borders. Read More »
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Planters with Personality Kyle Hart’s handmade concrete pots and planters can be customized to enhance any garden space. Read More »
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It’s Officially Fall! The leaves are changing and gardens across America are starting to show off their red, orange, brown and golden hues. Here's a glimpse of what fall looks like in Chicago. Read More »
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The Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden, Seattle The Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden, tucked away in a quiet suburb of Seattle, was carved out of native woodland on a rocky slope overlooking Puget Sound.  Read More »
2013 APLD International Landscape Design Awards See our favorites from APLD’s award winners, including the entry of APLD Landscape Designer of the Year, Paul Connolly. Read More »
Related Topics: APLD | design awards | landscape design | winners
Soil Artist Is Inspired by Playing in the Dirt Illustrator and photographer Sarah Rosado reveals the hidden aesthetic potential of soil.  Read More »
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Recycled Swank: Building with Bottles Inspired by ghost town bottle houses, the newest old idea in the modern landscape is building with bottles instead of recycling them.  One of the most doable ideas is creating built in seatwalls. Read More »
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Take a Closer Look at Your Food An upcoming exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Garden by photographer Caren Alpert shows images of common foods taken with an electron microscope. Read More »
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