Garden

The Madoo Conservancy in Saga­ponack will hold its annual garden sale and celebration, Much Ado About Madoo, this weekend. The festivities begin tomorrow with a benefit cocktail preview party from 6 to 8 p.m.
Last summer I was obsessing over the purple-leaved redbud Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy. It had been planted in the early 1990s behind a large oak, and only glimpses of the foliage could be seen from the lawn and the house. It was perfect and charming.
LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton will hold its seventh Planters: ON+OFF the Ground event on Saturday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
After a long winter of discontent, the glorious South Fork sun has produced gardens as bounteous as the pounds of pollen we are inhaling every day.

“Orange is the new black” is the way one visitor described a dominant trend at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show in London two weeks ago. Chelsea is to the gardening world what Paris is to high fashion.
Gardening worldwide is undergoing a sea change as ecological considerations become more influential in our garden-making decisions.
Those who love looking at other people’s gardens are in for a treat this weekend. The South Fork is celebrating National Public Gardens Day tomorrow, while on Saturday the Garden Conservancy will hold one of its Open Days, when the public can stroll through five private gardens.
There are few places in East Hampton Town that have updated their look without sacrificing their history. Old Stone Highway is one of those places, with careful renovations and restorations of classic Springs buildings and gardens aplenty.
Like all living things, plants are organized into natural units or families based on their genetic similarities. Understanding what family your favorite garden plant is a member of can help you better care and plan for it. For a botanist, looking at...