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Late Season Home Improvements

WITH INDIAN SUMMER and its crazy beautiful sunsets stretching well into October, it was hard to tear myself away from the East End of Long Island. But mornings were getting chilly, as were evenings, in my unheated house — though … Continue reading

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Garden Inspiration: Late-Season Lushness in Amagansett

HERE, TO MANY, IS WHAT THE HAMPTONS is really about — not the ocean beaches but the native oak woods and the gardening that is possible within them, with the help of a sturdy deer fence. This green and lovely … Continue reading

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My Verbascum Plantation

LAST SUMMER, furry, bluish, flat-to-the-ground rosettes erupted in my backyard, creating a sort of lake effect in the sunniest section — a section that was then, and still remains, an untamed wilderness. I let the rosettes be, even though they … Continue reading

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Raking Leaves is a A Fool’s Errand

THAT PHRASE POPPED INTO MY HEAD TODAY as I raked leaves. It’s an impossible task, because every night’s breezes bring a fresh layer. Yesterday I observed my next-door neighbor raking, raking, raking, making huge piles for the town pick-up. Today, … Continue reading

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Fall Planting to Foil the Deer

THERE’S A GROUP OF FOUR — two does and two yearlings — that lives here, too. And they seem to feel my garden is their pantry. When I was kneeling out there today, putting in some of the supposedly deer-resistant … Continue reading

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What Makes a Garden Possible

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 … Continue reading

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The Hungry Herds

GOOD MORNING, DEER. Good afternoon, and evening, too. I hear them outside my windows after dark, trolling through my plantings for tasty buds. A deer fence is back near the top of my list. The hungry herds have left me … Continue reading

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