Garden

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
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey

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)­

Three lectures that will examine a variety of relationships between domestic life and gardens
“Redouté to Warhol: Bunny Mellon’s Botanical Art” will be Madoo's first winter lecture on Sunday. Madoo

The tension between change and tradition
At the Covello garden in Sag Harbor, transparency is played with by pruning trees and shrubs in a way that allows a glimpse of what lies beyond. Abby Jane Brody

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