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Lilies of the Morning

THE FALL BULB CATALOGUES have started to arrive, and with them a certain annoyance, as in ‘Who wants to think about summer ending already?’ Still, they are seductive, and paging through them is a pleasant way to spend a July … Continue reading

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Garden Heirlooms for Historic Houses

THIS FROM Fine Gardening magazine’s website…I’m going to Montauk to eat lobster. Happy 4th, everyone. Q: I just moved into a house built in 1740 and was hoping to put in some annual and perennial beds that reflect that era. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Community Garden

NOT THAT I’VE MADE a comprehensive study of them, but I particularly enjoy peeking into the ‘Backyard’ Community Garden at the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Van Brunt Street in Red Hook. About half the good-sized lot consists of wood-trimmed … Continue reading

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A Host of Brooklyn Daffodils

THE SCENE last week in my friend Nancy’s Boerum Hill backyard… This is what comes of twenty years of throwing bulbs into the ground and letting them do their thing: April abundance! Lots of daffs, leucojum (they look like tall … Continue reading

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A Bed for All Seasons

ONE OF MY FAVORITE FLOWER BEDS upstate is a 4’x4′ square outlined in cinderblock, with foot-high boxwoods in each corner and a concrete birdbath bought for $40 in the center. I think the term is “pocket garden.” Self-contained and visible … Continue reading

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