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Late Summer Garden Challenges

THIS IS NOT my East Hampton garden’s finest hour. I came back after two weeks in the Big City and a hurricane — no, a tropical storm, but still — to find it looking…well, shvach. That word comes to me … Continue reading

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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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A Year in Springs, and How My Garden Does Grow!

My front beds have gone from bare to ongepotchket (‘Slapped together without form, excessively decorated,’ according to one Yiddish dictionary) in a month. No, not true, but I see how easily it could happen…I can’t stop planting! EXACTLY ONE YEAR … Continue reading

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Anomalous April

View of the Hudson River and Catskills from Montgomery Place THIS APRIL IS A STRANGE ONE in the Hudson Valley. The forsythia is not quite finished, which is normal for the time of year, but the lilacs are already in … Continue reading

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The Barely Bearable Fleetingness of Spring

Magnolia in East Hampton village THE ONSET OF SPRING, I’ve realized, is kind of like an LSD trip (or so I remember – this goes back a few years). You take the pill, you wait and wait, you’re convinced nothing’s … Continue reading

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