Get an intimate look at plant hunter Daniel J. Hinkley’s personal six-and-a-half acre garden in Washington.   
Commonly called air plants, tillandsias offer a jewel-like array of foliage and flowers, creating fascinating, symmetrical swirls & spikes of leaves.
Scott Shrader is known for gardens tailor-made for life outside. Check out his personal outdoor space and other designs. 

The Weekly Notebook

Art & Botany: David Sims Roses In fashion models and roses alike, British photographer David Sims finds beauty in imperfection. His book features floral portraits with flaws. Sepia-tinged leaves, wrinkled petals, splayed anthers and dehiscent stamens—like the disheveled models, were it not for their imperfections, the rose portraits would not be nearly as memorable. Read More »
Take it outside Pine Hall Brick Company’s clay pavers are a good start for your outdoor room See more »
Peter Nadin: Farm to Canvas An artist harvests inspiration from his farm in upstate New York.    Read More »
Links We Love 12/31/2012 An indoor lawn at Cornell, Japan’s wisteria tunnel, a giant QR code.  Read More »
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Beauty & Violence: Ori Gersht's Art of History Israeli artist Ori Gersht uses natural subjects to embody peace, beauty, and luxury. His flowers, forests, and fruits are edens, disrupted by a dark world. His first museum survey is at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston through January 6th.  Read More »
Outside Edge: New Furniture From Design Miami This year's Design Miami showcased refreshingly creative experiments with outdoor-friendly materials by a younger generation of designers. Read More »
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Gardens Aglow at the Holidays To celebrate the season, botanic gardens and conservatories decorate their collections with lights, ribbons, and sculptures. From Washington's glowing grapes to Nevada's illuminated cacti, gardens feature their emblematic plants as well as the always-lovely poinsettia.  Read More »
New Living Wall Planters: Less Wool-Like But More Woolly Than Ever Woolly Pocket, the DIY, consumer-friendly system for gardening vertically, recently unveiled its new Living Wall Planter. Read More »
Mistletoe: Lover, Fighter, Forest Savior  When hung over a threshold at Christmastime, a sprig of mistletoe is a matchmaker; in the wild, the plant is a parasite known as the "thief of trees." Now, thanks to a recent study in Australia, mistletoe has a new reputation: forest savior. Field research indicates it's actually a beneficial plant, critical to a healthy ecosystem.  Read More »
Wild Side For California painter Tucker Nichols, a passion for plants runs in the family.  Read More »
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