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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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 »
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 »
Flower Parades in the Netherlands The Netherlands has a long history of going cuckoo for flowers (two words: tulip & mania), so its annual Bloemencorso (Dutch for "flower parade") should come as no surprise. Except that every float is beyond belief, and covered in flowers. The oldest and largest Bloemencorso began in 1936 in Zundert, where the only flower used are dahlias. Read More »
Links We Love 11/20/2012 An origami house, light art in Finland, downed trees in the New York Botanical Garden, and more in today’s Links We Love. Read More »
An Underground Mushroom Garden in London An architecture firm in London has won the city's Green Ideas Competition with a proposal to transform an abandoned underground tunnel into a pedestrian-friendly mushroom garden. Read More »
Botanic Superlatives: Brightest Berry Joins Glitterati of the Natural World A tiny, inedible berry with long-lasting iridescence has been awarded the superlative title of Brightest Living Thing on Earth. Read More »
Arne Maynard's Rustic Home in Wales, Photo Gallery Photographs of Allt-y-bela, Arne Maynard's home in Usk, south Wales. Maynard, one of the UK's top garden designers, has combined elements of romantic English-manor style with pared-down beauty that complements the site's rustic 15th-century farmhouse.   Read More »
Related Topics: Designers | wales
Arne Maynard's Rustic Home in Wales Known for designing elaborate gardens, Arne Maynard takes a pared-down approach at Allt-y-bela, his rustic home in Wales. Read More »
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