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Fall Planting to Thwart the Deer

GARDEN THERAPY. It works like nothing else. Fall is prime time for planting — cool weather, no chiggers — and I am at it again, doing my bit to beautify my little corner of the planet. I check periodically on … Continue reading

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Boxwoods to the Rescue

This one’s just for fun, above — it’s one of the more original examples of boxwood topiary I’ve seen in East Hampton IT’S PLANTING TIME AGAIN, and sale time, too, in the nurseries here on Long Island. Forty percent off … Continue reading

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Lula’s Garden

Four Alberta spruces and a boxwood hedge lead the way from driveway to front door GOT ME A NEW CAMERA, but it’s not out of the box yet (I’m a little slow to adopt new technology, even when it’s sitting … Continue reading

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To Lawn or Not to Lawn?

THAT IS THE QUESTION uppermost in my landscaping mind right now. Last year my thinking was anti-lawn, pro-groundcover and other plantings. I’ve tried to minimize turfgrass up to now (I don’t own a mower, or want to), but found that, … Continue reading

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Who Knew? Deer Eat Acorns!

GREAT NEWS: deer eat acorns! It’s news to me, anyway, and it’s great because I have plenty. It’s been raining acorns for two weeks now. They fall — a distance of perhaps 100 feet — from the towering white oaks … Continue reading

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The Boxwood Rebellion

I wasn’t really planning something like this… IT HAPPENED SO FAST, my head is spinning. At 3 o’clock, I was at Spielberg’s Nursery in East Hampton, now that fall sales have begun, looking to see what they might have in … 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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