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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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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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I Cheated with Annuals

MY NEW PLANTING BEDS – the ones at the front of my property, that started out last fall as piles of dead oak leaves, supplemented by topsoil and compost – are now almost as green as they are brown, with … Continue reading

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Still Planting…

HERE IT IS DECEMBER, and I thought I was done planting weeks ago. In mid-November, I put in two cotoneasters and four inkberries, in keeping with my new philosophy: skip the expensive, unsightly deer fence and plant only that which … Continue reading

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