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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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Heirloom Bulbs for Old Houses

THERE WERE GARDENERS here before us — way before us — and they cultivated a much wider assortment of plants than we can find today in most of our nurseries and garden catalogues. In 1886, the D.M.Ferry company offered 135 … Continue reading

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