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It’s Rhodie Time

THIS WEEK belongs to the rhododendrons. Surely they must be king of the flowers. Seen in and around East Hampton, N.Y.: I’m also pleased with my irises and perennial geraniums, below. The Deer-Out is holding them at bay. And here’s … Continue reading

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No vember

WHEN I WAS ABOUT 9, my uncle taught me this ditty: No birds No bees No flowers No trees No wonder…November. I still find it amusing, even though it’s not true. The goldfinches are still at the thistle feeder. I … 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 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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A Loose Schedule and a Tight Budget

Above: Eric Ernst, Tree Man of Montauk, thinning out my overgrown forest so I stand a chance of growing something other than ferns I’M ALL OVER THE PLACE HERE. I still have so much to do pull this house and … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Mystifying

AT TWILIGHT YESTERDAY, I surveyed my 4/10 of an acre. Now that the bulk of the wisteria and weeds have been cleared away, I can see what I’ve got here, though I can’t identify all of it. There’s a lot … Continue reading

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House Progress

DAY 2 OF GARDEN CLEAN-UP by Tri-R Services, otherwise known as Marcello and his crew. There’s been a lot of sawing, chipping, weed-whacking and leaf-blowing – in other words, noise. They seem to be doing a wonderful job of reducing … Continue reading

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