Plants with flowers or foliage in orange have been coming to the fore for some time now
Orange is popping out all over in gardens this year. Some of the choices to try with this trend are, above, Crocosmia Distant Planet, below, marigolds, and Diascia.
Abby Jane Brody Photos
Hailey London, the Springs School's greenhouse manager, showed kindergarteners how to water plants during a classroom activity in April.
The floodgates have opened on exciting new plant introductions
Lobelia cardinalis Black Truffle
Helenium Moerheim Beauty Abby Jane Brody Photos
It was a cloudy day on Accabonac Harbor, but it didn't stop those on the tour from enjoying the view from The Landing.
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The house at The Landing
Charles Savage led a tour with his dog on his property.
Jim Spitzer took a rest among the many statues by Costantino Nivola on his family compound.
The Nivola property
Valerie Coster and Karen Simon had their own fun with the Nivola statuary.
Anna Millang Murray found the grass on the tour pretty terrific.
The "strollers" strolling down Old Stone Highway
Garden events on the South Fork
Margaret Kerr’s Springs garden will be part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program on Saturday.
Dianne Benson and Lys Marigold, two of the organizers, have found six properties to include, all rich with local and artistic history.
The Landing, a 12-acre property on Accabonac Harbor that has not been open to the public previously, will be on the Old Stone Stroll on May 16.
The compound once owned by Costantino and Ruth Nivola will be part of the Old Stone Stroll. Durell Godfrey
The Le Corbusier mural inside the house at the Nivola propertyDurell Godfrey
Peter Bickford and Greg McCarthy's Willow Hill features a reclaimed barn guest house that the couple had brought down from Canada plank by plank.Durell Godfrey
The tree house on Marcia Previti's property
Judith and Gerson Leiber's public gate
A sulphur butterfly visits Joe-Pye Weed.
Monarch butterflies, which are in decline, love seaside goldenrod among other native plants.
Bumble bees like seaside goldenrod too.
Seeded in 1986, it has 350 members and a library with 3,000 volumes
Elaine Peterson, president and writer, shows her delight with the new library.
The fair grounds, at the Bridgehampton Museum, were packed with people and plants.
Bettina Benson was a happy volunteer at the annual garden fair and plant sale last year.
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In addition to prickly pear, other culinary herbs, such as two varieties of rosemary, chicory, and comfy, are cultivated at Bridge Gardens.
Rick Bogusch, the general manager, above, enjoys introducing visitors to the unusual plants at Bridge Gardens.
The prickly pear (left of the stone walk) has pale yellow flowers in June; its fruit can be harvested in the fall for juice and jellies.
This monkey flower marker is among the many in the South Fork Natural History Museum’s native wildflower garden.
The original lavender pink has been bred to provide a broad range of colors, including immaculate white and pure pinks, in addition to a number of reds and a deep purple.
Left, the flowers of crape myrtles are composed of tiny, thin petals with ruffled edges. Right, this vibrant color reminds one observer of watermelon on ice. Durell Godfrey
Winter reveals beautiful peeling bark on the crape myrtles’ multiple trunks. Durell Godfrey