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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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
Designing a Luxury Rooftop Terrace Daniel Keeley, designer of two adjacent rooftop terraces that exemplify urban outdoor living at its finest, shares five considerations for homeowners who would like to transform their rooftop into a luxury outdoor living space. Read More »
Road Trip to Rio, Photo Gallery Like an art history major traveling to the Louvre or a baseball fan to Cooperstown,Washington landscape designer Richard Hartlage made a pilgrimage to Brazil. Tag along on his journey...  Read More »
Related Topics: brazil | roberto burle marx
Container CPR: Know the Vitals for Container Success Karen Chapman has been designing beautiful container gardens since 1996 in the Pacific Northwest. As a self-proclaimed “busy” gardener, she offers these survival tips for reviving container plants and keeping them thriving.  Read More »
French Revival: A Taste of Provence, France in Dallas A French provincial garden is created when the new owners of a 1920s Texas home undertake the restoration of their unkept property.  Read More »
Related Topics: Dallas | my garden | Photo tours | Texas
Subtropical Modernism: Lively Landscapes in the Florida Keys Debra Yates and Benjamin Burle of Debra Yates Great Space, Inc. in the Florida Keys use brilliantly colorful garden walls and sculptural plants against a neutral backdrop for a lush, lively take on modernism. Here, they share six tips on how they achieve their signature look. Read More »
From Garden to Table: The One-Block Feast In today's from Garden to Table column, Katie Mendelson reviews Sunset magazine's new book The One-Block Feast, about the staff's experience in growing, cooking, and eating their own food at their California headquarters. Plus: A recipe for pattypan squash with eggs baked inside! Read More »
Modern Home Strikes a Balance Between Indoors & Out See how precise window placement, striking contrasts and native plantings bring nature into the rooms of this Fargo, North Dakota home designed by Stahl Architects and Land Elements. Read More »
The Plant Hunter's Retreat, Photo Gallery The private garden of master collector Dan Hinkley. For more about Hinkley's garden, read The Plant Hunter's Retreat. Read More »
Related Topics: Dan Hinkley | Plant collector
Design a Showy Flowerbed with These 5 Easy-Care Perennials Costa Farms gardening expert, Justin Hancock shares valuable design tips for selecting and planting perennials and ideal companion plants.  Because they come back year after year, require little watering, are long-blooming, and offer a variety of textures, shapes and colors, Hancock says perennials are the backbone of any beautiful garden. He suggests starting with these five beautiful, easy-care perennials to instantly transform any garden. Read More »
Related Topics: Plants | flower gardens | Perennials
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