Garden

What is summer without them?
Bluebird hydrangeas and their neon flowers appear to be home to a large flock of bluebirds. Abby Jane Brody

The garden features foot bridges and pavilions in a Chinese style.

The Reifer garden was designed by Jian Guo Xu

The more color the better
Gold makes purples “pop” and harmonizes well with blues, as it does in this combination of tradescantia and catmint. Durell Godfrey
Gold-netted honeysuckle and purple clematis grow over a green vine that throws the purple and gold into strong relief. Abby Jane Brody Photos

Strongly fragrant plants can prod us into engagement with the present
Left, the spicy scent of rhododendron Dexter’s Peppermint carries from one side of the garden to another. Right, Lily of the Valley’s intoxicating smell should not be overlooked. Abby Jane Brody Photos

At the Bridgehampton Community House

At the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack

The event this year is in memory of the artist and gardener Robert Dash
The Parrish Art Museum’s two-day Landscapes Pleasures symposium and garden tour will take place next weekend and include the grounds of Perri Peltz and Eric Ruttenberg’s residence, top, and those of Margaret and Peter R. Sullivan’s house, below. Jennifer Landes and Doug Young Photos

At the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack