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Garden Voyeur: Ingenuity in Sag Harbor

DRIVING THROUGH THE HISTORIC VILLAGE of Sag Harbor, Long Island, recently, the creative landscaping on a smallish corner lot grabbed my attention. I parked the car and popped out to get a closer look at the curved metal planting beds, … Continue reading

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GARDEN VOYEUR: Same Designer, Different Styles in Park Slope

HERE’S AN ILLUMINATING EXAMPLE¬† of how a professional landscape architect, working to address clients’ unique needs and properties, comes up with totally individualized solutions. The professional is Liz Farrell of Park Slope, who has degrees in environmental science and landscape … Continue reading

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GARDEN VOYEUR: Foolproof Plants for Brooklyn Backyards

THIS IS WHERE I cut my gardening teeth: the 21’x35′ backyard on Verandah Place in Cobble Hill where we lived for twenty years, above, as it looked in May/ June. We inherited a graceful Japanese maple, a stand of honeysuckle … Continue reading

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The Hanging Gardens of Brooklyn

A FEW YEARS BACK, this 25’x30′ Brooklyn Heights backyard was basically a dog run, with a broken stone patio and a canopy of ailanthus trees. Now, with the help of garden designer Nigel Rollings, who teaches the popular Urban Garden … Continue reading

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