Being good to the environment need not be analogous to holding your nose while taking cod-liver oil
Lecia Harbison at last year’s Garden Club of East Hampton garden party plant sale preview Durell Godfrey
Monarda bradburiana Lisa Roper/Chanticleer
Echinacea Cheyenne Spirit Abby Jane Brody

There is a deluge of variegated plants on the market, from agave to zelkova, with tulips, lily of the valley, hostas, and huge, mighty oaks in between
Cherry Laurel with clematis
Wolf Eyes Chinese dogwood
Deutzia scabra White Splash
Daphne Carole Mackie

The day starts at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton with a tour led by Rick Bogusch at 10:30 a.m.
LongHouse Reserve Durell Godfrey

Something's growing at Open Minded Organics in Bridgehampton, which will host a mushroom-growing class this weekend.

Buffers are the stewards of the waterways
A mature, diverse buffer at Georgica Pond doesn’t block the view. Priscilla Rattazzi
A newly planted buffer will grow into a lush, low-growing habitat. Sara Davison Photo
Hibiscus palustris (Marsh-Mallow), at left, A monarch visits Joe Pye Weed.Durell Godfrey photos
Butterfly Weed with another monarch.Durell Godfrey
Milkweed in bloom Diane Berthel-Bouchier

A young man’s concern for bees creates a legacy
Matthew helped plant a pollinator garden at Town Hall in collaboration with the East Hampton Garden Club in 2014. Durell Godfrey
Matthew wore the Eagle Scout uniform with pride.

Corn with a view of the ocean.(It comes with salt!)
Sara Kiembock, the designer and preserver, started the garden 17 years ago. Irene Silverman
White Sands on the Ocean, which may be the oldest motel in town, is almost hidden by an unexpected garden.
The Buddha and a simple stone sculpture, above, add touches of serenity to the garden, which explodes with riots of color, below, in August and September.

A Surprise How-to
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Vines, bushes, and trees surprise and delight
Daphne Eternal Fragrance (April through Deep Freeze)
Japanese Styrax Evening Light (Late Spring)
Chinese Fringe Tree (Late Spring)
Chinese Trumpet Vine Morning Calm (Summer)
Weeping Butterfly Bush (Summer)
Wintersweet (January)
Heptacodium Fruit (October)
Korean forsythia (March)­