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Made in the Shade: Tips from the Experts

Margaret Roach at last weekend’s shade gardening workshop, above LAST WEEKEND, along with a few dozen other garden nerds, I attended a half-day shade gardening workshop in Columbia County, and took 8 pages of notes. We started at Margaret Roach’s … Continue reading

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Happy June

NOW THERE’S YOUR PROPER JUNE BORDER, above. A little ahead of time, as is everything in this accelerated spring. Peonies; irises; columbine; foxgloves and phlox on their way. In front of a very proper old house, below, on Long Island’s … Continue reading

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GARDEN VOYEUR: Backyard Architecture in East Hampton

“BACKYARD” IS HARDLY ENOUGH WORD for the gorgeous green acre my friend Stephanie Reit been lovingly tending and tweaking for the past 13 years. It’s more like a private park. This is an artist’s garden. Stephanie is an accomplished painter … Continue reading

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Coleus Dreaming

YOU HAVE TO LOVE A PLANT with varieties named Bada Bing, Tilt-a-Whirl, Oompah, Fishnet Stockings, King Kong, and Texas Parking Lot. I’m talking about coleus, popular in Victorian times, then out of favor for decades, and now hot once more, … Continue reading

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