What Makes a Garden Possible

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THIS IS WHAT A GARDEN IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE in high summer: floriferous. That is, blooming abundantly like the one in this post, which belongs to friends and neighbors of mine here in Springs, out on the East End of Long Island, N.Y.

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Their property had a head start. The previous longtime owners were a family in the tree business, so the whole couple of acres is something of an arboretum, with many different specimen trees.

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The perennials are doing just what perennials are supposed to do when they’re supposed to do it — unlike my own, which are quite disappointing at the moment, thanks to you-know-who and his ilk.

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I’m not showing you recent pictures of my own garden, because I haven’t particularly felt like taking any lately. It’s not terrible. The deer haven’t killed anything; they don’t devour foliage, for the most part — mainly flowers, and usually before they’ve even had a chance to emerge. Perhaps that’s where the expression “nipped in the bud” came from?

This is what makes makes my friends’ beautiful garden possible:

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A serious deer fence. I’m gonna have to do it, if I want a colorful garden and not an all-green one.

About cara

I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
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One Response to What Makes a Garden Possible

  1. Mary-Liz says:

    Beautiful!! Looks like they have full sun as well which makes a difference. YES, DO THE DEER FENCE!!!!!

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