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

Watering – among the most necessary and rewarding of garden tasks. Who hasn’t spent a moment quietly in the yard in the early evening, watering can in hand, admiring the day’s work and the promise of new growth. Here, at the cusp of spring, we’ve found some new watering favorites- elevated essentials that will bring a touch of design and style to the upcoming planting season. Read More »
Related Topics: Garden care | terrain | water wise
Witch Hazel: A Tonic for Body and Soul Bursting into bloom just as winter takes over, witch hazel not only offers hope that spring is on the way with its fragrant bright blooms, but also offers time-honored healing qualities that make these east coast natives a tonic for the body and soul. Read More »
Related Topics: East Coast | plants | Winter | witch hazel
My Garden: Working with Nature to Reinvent a Front Yard Wanting to create a garden with native plants to support and invite wildlife, Michael Farndale of Bothell, Wash. transforms his “old school” grassy front yard into a thriving Zen-like retreat which requires minimum work, all while offering an array of plants, meditation space, and a sculptural fountain to be enjoyed virtually year round. Read More »
Related Topics: my garden | pacific northwest | plants
My Garden: A Rustic Perennial Paradise Many gardeners dream of taking their passion and turning it into a business, and over the years that is exactly what Lorraine and RJ Roberts of Caledon, Ontario did. When they purchased their 24-acre property in 1999, there were no gardens at all – just trees, grass, and a house. Season by season, they grew thousands of perennials and established new beds until Plant Paradise Country Gardens, an organic botanical garden and perennial nursery, was born. Read More »
Related Topics: Canada | flower gardens | my garden | Perennials
Lakewold: A Garden for All Seasons Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood, Wash. is a delight to visit any time of year. We recently spoke with horticulture manager Mark Lyke for an insider’s view of each seasons allure, as spring isn’t the only time this garden puts on a show! Check out which highlights he looks forward to this winter. Read More »
My Garden: A Garden Labyrinth Becomes a Pathway to Healing Healing can be a delicate endeavor, finding a space to be able to reflect and recover was what landscape designer Claire Jones was tasked with when creating a garden labyrinth that would provide a private area for meditation and personal transformation. Adding together natural elements of bluestone, a calming water feature, and a perching boulder is what would lead one Maryland couple down the path to healing. Read More »
Related Topics: Design | Maryland | my garden | northeast
Plant Pointers: How Not to Error with Your Air Plant A charming addition to any room or garden, air plants have crept into our hearts with their ability to sit perched on a bookshelf and to add an element of Dr. Seuss to everyday life. With an admitted cloudy grasp on how to properly care for these epiphytes, many fans on our Facebook page revealed their trials and errors which inspired Annette Gutierrez of Potted in Los Angeles to give us all a few tips for these soil-less sensations. Read More »
Related Topics: air plants | Garden care | plants | tillandsias
Botanic Superlative: The Coldest Climate Wildflower Making its home in a variety of climates, including your own garden or Northern Ireland, the purple saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) grows happily even in the harshest of climates, making it the only small flowering plant to survive one of the highest and coldest altitudes in the world - the arctic tundra of the Swiss Alps. Read More »
Photography Exhibit Displays Trees in Their Best Light Wanting to share and explore his love for the trees of the Botanical Garden and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, photographer Stephen Kane’s Trees Love Light exhibit captures trees in varying stages of light, leaving a feeling of enchantment and appreciation for the light they hold from within. Read More »
A Waterwise Cactus Garden, Photo Gallery Enjoy this slideshow of the home and gardens of artists Roy Dowell and Lari Pittman. At their home in the foothills of Los Angeles, cacti and succulents flourish. We've included tips on how to care for these favored botanicals. To read more about this garden and its owners, read A Waterwise Cactus Garden. Read More »
Related Topics: cactus | California | southwest | Succulents
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