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

A Fruit Revival: The Marshall Strawberry The Marshall strawberry: A bit of horticulture history that would make a great gift! Once abundant in the Pacific Northwest and praised as "the finest eating strawberry in America," the Marshall strawberry is today very rare. Now an artist in Indiana has begun an effort to revive the berry, offering starter plants in hand-sewn containers.   Read More »
Let it Snow Is it too soon to get excited for snowdrops? Maybe, but we found an amazing new book on galanthus that makes us excited for snow to come and then melt. Read More »
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Eastern Inspiration An exhibition of paintings of Chinese gardens from the 11th through 17th centuries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Read More »
Related Topics: Chinese gardens | painting
Links We Love 12/10/2012 A kiosk built from a single tree; a green restaurant in Harlem; a new parklet for San Francisco. Read More »
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5 Weeks of Woolly Suprises From Woolly Pocket This Holiday season, Woolly Pocket is having five weeks of Woolly surprises for the holidays. Every Monday, they are unwrapping a present to reveal a sweet deal, up to 25% off Pockets. Deck your walls with the new Living Wall Planters or with Wallys, and start having fun with plants! Read More »
Art & Botany: Surreal Portraits in Fruits & Vegetables Photographer Klaus Enrique has revived a Renaissance classic: the surreal botanical portraits of 16th-century Milanese painter Guiseppe Arcimboldo—now, rendered through the lens, not the brush. A modern perspective gives the work new meaning: rather than "From what far off land did that gourd arrive?" we ask "Is that a hybrid or an heirloom?" Instead of "The painter is nuts," we think "The photographer must eat very healthy."  Read More »
A Passion for Mushrooms How a love for eating mushrooms led to a livelong obessession with finding them.   Read More »
Related Topics: Growing edibles | mushrooms
Art & Botany: Translucent Roses & Underwater Butterflies Photographer Alexander James, who has worked with floral subjects for over 15 years, will go to any lengths necessary to get the shot, including submerging bouquets & fruit in a dark tank, rigging an underwater light, and even breeding butterflies in his studio. In this Q&A, he talks about his latest series, 'Glass,' for which he's developed a process that replaces color pigment with purified water.  Read More »
The Plant Hunter's Retreat The private garden of master collector Dan Hinkley. Read More »
Related Topics: Plant collector | private gardens
Art & Botany: Flower Mandalas Arizona artist Kathy Klein gathers natural materials to design circular arrangements in situ. After photographing her work, she walks away. The colorful medallions are now ephemeral gifts for whoever comes along. Read More »
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