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

Outstanding Container Plants Plants that are great for containers and baskets Read More »
Saipua's Container Cutting Garden Sarah Ryhanen, the force behind Brooklyn's super-stylish Saipua flower shop, talks about how she started creating a cutting garden in containers, in front of her store and her apartment building. Read More »
Botanic Notables: An Upside-Down Forest in Juneau A glacier, a rainforest, and a forest of upside-down trees—naturally fallen spruce and hemlock, repurposed as flower pots—are some of the wonders in Alaska's Mendenhall Valley. Read More »
Now Forager: A Movie About Mushroom Hunters Love, marriage, and mycology. Read More »
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Inspiration for your garden is everywhere! Pay attention to hotel, restaurant and spa gardens to benefit from some ideas created by top flight designers. Here's an idea I brought back from Chicago for you to steal! Read More »
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Art & Botany: Prince Charles's Book of Plants Florigelia were popular in the seventeeth century. Often illustrated by eminent artists, the lavishly produced books catalogued the plants in a garden, or collected on an expedition. Who can afford to produce such a book today? A prince, of course. His Royal Highness, Prince Charles of Wales, who sponsored The Highgrove Florilegium, a collection of plants in the royal garden, and one of the most expensive books of modern times.  Read More »
Links We Love, 10/24/12 An energy-conscious “flower”, Caribbean produce in Brooklyn, mini gardening tools, and more in today’s Links We Love!  Read More »
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Natural Pools, Photo Gallery Tips and advice on adding plants to a natural pool.  Read More »
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LongHouse Reserve Container Competition An annual contest of creative planting  Read More »
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Magnificent Trees Arboreal portraits that awaken a sense of mystery and communion.  Read More »
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