Love at first sight is what potter and artist Robin Hopper experienced when he came across a property that he describes as a “mass of misery” 35 years ago. Now lovingly described as “Anglojapanadian,” his property now boasts a family home, art gallery, showroom, and 2.5 acre garden that attracts visitors from around the globe for its strong Japanese and Canadian influences.
New leaves on this Indian bean tree emerge wine colored to chocolate, segueing to green in summer. White flowers are lavender-tinged. Though it can reach 40 to 50 feet tall and wide, it can be pruned hard to keep it shrubby. Zones 5-9. forestfarm.com
Sweden's Treehotel has a number of different tree houses to rent by the night and one of the coolest is the Mirror Cube, which disappears into its surroundings. A prefab version of it is now available for sale, complete with installation.