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

Terrarium Necklaces Combine Jewelry-Making and Gardening Katie O’Dare creates micro-ecosystems you can wear. We recently discovered her terrarium necklaces on Facebook and wanted to more about them. Here is what she had to tell us about her unusual combination of jewelry-making and gardening. Read More »
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Peppers and Fire Nothing beats the flavor of a thick walled sweet pepper grilled to perfection.  When fully ripe, red bell peppers are sweet enough to eat out of hand, and when grilled they become the highlight of the meal.  When home grown, peak of sweetness occurs when green bells mature to bright red.  Pick them at the last minute to maintain flavor on the grill. When blackened by fire they are bright, beautiful and tasty. Virtually all peppers lend themselves to grilling, but sweet bell ... Read More »
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Summer Trees Make Me Feel Fine Find out about efforts to preserve at-risk trees across the world and get tips for caring for your own trees this summer. Read More »
Q&A with a Botanical Muralist We recently received photos from Kellie Cox-Brady, a botanical muralist in Ithaca, New York. With work so unique, we couldn’t pass up learning more. Read More »
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My Garden: A Lesson of Beginnings and Endings From a sprawling backyard garden to an urbane rooftop escape visible only to neighboring high rises, Lolita Aaron’s transformation from suburban gardener to urban gardener provides unlikely lessons in renewal and regeneration. Read More »
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Style Lessons from Miami's Coconut Grove Discover a few impactful things from these Coconut Grove houses to do in the garden that pay big style dividends. Read More »
Related Topics: books | Florida | tropical
Landscapes to a Tee: The Art of Golf Course Landscapes Joshua C. F. Smith is in the rarefied field of golf landscape artists. As part of National Golf Month in August, we caught up with him for a behind-the-scenes look at how he captures the natural beauty of a golf course landscape in his paintings. Read More »
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Sarasota Modern Redux Learn how a distinctive mid-century home inspired by the Sarasota School of Architecture is flawlessly restored and improved for fresh, 21st-century perfection.  Read More »
A Metaphorical Journey through the Australian Landscape Explore the Australian Garden, devoted purely to native Australian flora, at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne just outside of Melbourne.  Read More »
Related Topics: australia | Botanic Gardens
Internationally Popular Drought Resistant Plants Five best sellers from one of the largest nurseries in Italy are classic and compatible additions to contemporary gardens here and abroad, particularly suitable for eco-friendly gardens with reduced water consumption. Founded in 1978, Torsanlorenzo Gruppo Florovivaistico now operates 16 nurseries and offers more than 5,700 plant varieties. Read More »
Related Topics: italian | water wise
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