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

Container Gardens Made for the Shade We all seem to have that dark corner of our garden or porch that looks uninviting, cold, and in major need of color. Have no fear—Janet Loughrey offers solutions for livening up that shady area, including insights into the best plant combinations that will thrive in low light. Read More »
Dwell on Design in Los Angeles A mecca for design enthusiasts, the Dwell on Design event takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 20 through 22. Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, the three-day celebration brings together the best and brightest products, services, and thought leaders in modern design today for a series of conversations, demonstrations, tours, and much more. This year, the Dwell Outdoor section of the event promises to be bigger, better, and more inspiring than ever. Featuring ... Read More »
Related Topics: Design | Events | Los Angeles | Modern | products
Groundbreaking Gardens Discover the lesser-known contributions of professional women to American landscape architecture and the female photographers who captured their work on film at the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibition, Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens & The Women Who Designed Them.  This exhibition, which takes place from May 17 through September 7, explores the burgeoning age of gardening and the contributions of American women who emerged as influential professionals in the ... Read More »
Our Favorite Products From the Garden Across the nation, makers and artists are regularly turning to their gardens, yards, and local growers, not just for inspiration, but also for raw ingredients and materials. Ranging from textiles to ceramics, and jams to cosmetics, this new crop of plant-based goods are sophisticated, beautiful, and handmade with care. Here, we’ve collected some of our favorite new finds; all are made with natural materials, come in small batches or are one-of-a-kind designs, and are ideal for Mother’s ... Read More »
Related Topics: beauty | gift ideas | gifts | Style
My Garden: From Parking Lot to Rose Garden Kevin Lee Jacobs shares how he transformed his backyard from a parking lot to a spectacular rose garden, using a mix of cuttings, new plants, and of course, blood, sweat, and tears.  Read More »
Building Container Combos Color, texture, and height—three things to make a statement in the garden. Nick McCullough guides us through experimenting with these three characteristics and the plants used to achieve unexpected and tasteful container garden combinations including drought-tolerant picks. Read More »
In celebration of Earth Day, we’re recycling our favorite articles on water-wise garden design. This collection of eco-friendly articles includes information about plants that are drought-tolerant yet still add color and texture to the garden, and ideas for arranging environmentally-conscious plants into your design.  Read More »
Related Topics: Desert | Eco-friendly | Plant guide | water wise
Style Showcase: Outdoor Fabric, Indoor Style With spring here, and summer just around the corner, the time to give the back patio a much-needed seasonal refresh is here. Whether used on throw pillows, curtains, or as upholstery, the simplest, most impactful way to update the look of a dreary backyard is through fabric. Today, the range of options for outdoor use is near limitless. (In fact, some of our favorite designers have told us that they love to use these fabrics indoors as well.) Here are our favorite resources for print, ... Read More »
My Garden: Small Garden, Big Interest Eric Sternfels calls garden making "an interesting, quiet labor," which has resulted in a unique landscape filled with usable ideas. With a background in architecture, he designed a garden in a long narrow space behind his vintage 1840s home in Philadelphia. His passion for the art of plant placement is manifested in such simple, yet elegant solutions for an overly shaded, narrow yard that's just 18 feet wide by 150 feet long. Read More »
Visit: Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens The Spring Blooms celebration at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania showcases a spectacular display of tulips—a nod to Pierre S. du Pont who laid out Longwood Gardens and planted the first tulips in 1907. During Spring Blooms, which spans from April 5th through May 23rd, visitors can experience over 250,000 tulips in bloom!   Read More »
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