Garden

The right groundcover can transform a planting from simple to memorable
Evergreen Christmas ferns provide a memorable groundcover. Abby Jane Brody

Look closely as you go around town and you will see there is tremendous variation among kousas
“Chinese” Wilson introduced the kousa dogwood into the United States from seed he collected in China in the early years of the 20th century. Abby Jane Brody

The invitational calls on artists, gardeners, and landscape professionals to create container gardens
“Landscape Details,” one of last year’s entrants in the “Planters: On and Off the Ground” show, used mosses and other low-growing plants in a stepped square composition. Dawn Watson

Celebrating Robert Dash’s purchase of Madoo in Sagaponack in 1966 and the 50 years of organic gardening there that followed

Celebrating its 30th year, the tour will include five private gardens of note
The garden of Rosalind and Ken Landis in Wainscott overlooks Georgica Pond. Durell Godfrey
The view of Georgica PondDurell Godfrey
The covered porchDurell Godfrey
The poolDurell Godfrey
A planter by the poolDurell Godfrey
The Hughes house in Bridgehampton overlooks Sagg Pond.Durell Godfrey
A patio covered with greeneryDurell Godfrey
The view to Sagg PondDurell Godfrey
The pool and its plantingsDurell Godfrey
Garden benchDurell Godfrey

Landscape Pleasures will honor the memory of Jack deLashmet
The garden of Herb and Karen Friedman was designed by Jack deLashmet. Durell Godfrey Photos

In Bridgehampton and East Hampton

Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton Durell Godfrey
The Madoo Conservancy's gardens are punctuated with brightly-painted follies and other accents.Durell Godfrey

Jack Lenor Larsen Morgan McGivern
Jack Lenor Larsen’s residence at LongHouse, destined to become a design museum, features work by Wharton Esherick, a 20th-century designer known for sculptural utilitarian objects. These include a decorative archway, above, and a suite of dining furniture, a bench, and a Cubist-style mirror, below. LongHouse Reserve
LongHouse Reserve
Around LongHouse’s fifth anniversary, The Star captured Jack Lenor Larsen by its fountain and pond.LongHouse Reserve
Mr. Larsen, who admits he is “deep into pots,” said he learned a while ago that leaving them on tables was an invitation to dust and damage. Instead, he keeps them on shelves behind screens for viewing safety.LongHouse Reserve

New sculptures arrive before the summer rush at LongHouse Reserve’s open-air garden-cum-gallery
Dale Chihuly's "Cobalt Reeds" demonstrates that blown glass can be an art form. The artist donated it in 2003. LongHouse Photo
The bronze Kiki Smith woman and sheep reflect her exploration of the human body and its relationship to the animal and natural worlds.
Willem de Kooning's bronze "Reclining Figure," above, is one of 13 originally modeled in clay.
Eric Fischl's "Tumbling Woman" was commissioned to commemorate 9/11. The artist has said the sculpture "feels like a dream in which somebody is floating."LongHouse Photo
The 25 identical figures are Yue Minjun's “Chinese Contemporary Warriors.” In bronze, they bear enigmatic, attenuated smiles, a signature element of his work.
Yoko Ono’s “Play It By Trust” is an interactive chessboard, designed with all-white pieces as a metaphor for the futility of war.LongHouse photo
More than 50 people helped Mariyo Yagi create “NAWA Axis for Peace.” The artist says it “symbolically binds a wide range of persons, transcending all boundaries, ages, and differences in backgrounds.”LongHouse photo
Lynda Benglis’s “Migrating Pedmarks” was made during a period when she was thinking about fountains and water flow.LongHouse photo
Above left: Sol LeWitt’s “Irregular Progression, High #7” is from his late career. Above right: Takashi Soga uses an ingenious method of counterbalances to create monumental kinetic pieces, which seem to defy gravity and move without visual support. This one is "Eye of the Ring."LongHouse photos