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

Botanic Notables: A New Flower's Evolution in Scotland A new species of monkey flower has been found growing on the banks of a stream in Scotland. But it is no ordinary discovery—the flower is a rare hybrid of two foreign species, and a glimpse into evolution in action.  Read More »
Links We Love 11/13/2012 A balloon bridge, DIY gold planters, tropical fruits in the Golden State, beeswax and graphite drawings, and more in today’s Links We Love. Read More »
Related Topics: art | DIY | links we love | news
Botanic Notable: The Remembrance Poppy Poppies are a remembrance flower, symbolizing the sacrifice of veterans, as well as post-war regeneration and hope. With their tendency to thrive in disturbed & ravaged land, poppies would frequently fill European battlefields, but it wasn't until the 1915 publication of "In Flanders Fields," an oft-quoted poem written from the World War I battlefield, that the flower became an emblem of war.  Read More »
Art & Botany: Edward Steichen's Delphiniums Photographer Edward Steichen was also a delphinium breeder. In 1936, New York's MoMA hosted an exhibit of new varieties that the artist had hybridized on his 10-acre farm in Connecticut.  Read More »
Links We Love, 11/2/2012 Portable tree houses, vertical farms, dried bouquets, and more in today’s Links We Love.   Read More »
Related Topics: bouquet | pumpkin | tree houses
Botanic Notables: The Lady Gaga Fern Lady Gaga is a pop star, cultural icon, provocateur and now, a genus of ferns—at least by name. Last week, botanists at Duke University named a newly identified genus of ferns after the singer.  Read More »
Art & Botany: Vases of Roots Photographer Diana Scherer grew plants in vases for six months, then photographed the flower and its network of supporting roots.  Read More »
How to Create a Container Planting Containers are as complicated as they are chic — and worth every minute of your effort Read More »
Stretch the Season with Container Plantings Fresh combinations for container plantings from Seattle landscape designers Glenn Withey and Charles Price.  Read More »
Grasses as Container Plants Grasses, sedges and rushes are major players in gardens from coast to coast. But their textures, colors and toughness also have them headed for stardom in another role – as container plants. Here against a varied backdrop of settings at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, are examples of the tall and the small, the bold and the delicate – something for everyone. Read More »
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