Garden

Some people loathe it. More love it. Others are obsessed by it and collect as many variegated plants as possible, sticking them in the garden like so many soldiers.
Three gardens on the South Fork will participate in National Public Gardens Day tomorrow. The day starts at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton with a tour led by Rick Bogusch at 10:30 a.m. The next stop is the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack at 1 p.m. LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton is the last stop, where Alex Felleppa, the garden’s...
If you are fortunate enough to live next to one of the East End’s stunning ponds, bays, or harbors, you can help improve our water quality by creating a vegetated buffer between your lawn and the water’s edge. This holds true for both freshwater ponds and coastal areas.
A garden going in this spring at the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum, at the old Lester family homestead on North Main Street, will be the legacy of Matthew Lester, a young man who cared so much about bees that he planned a “pollinator...
Way out on Napeague, tucked in on the lee of a dune where the winds off the ocean have to make a U-turn to get at it, there’s a flowering oasis that has no business being there.
I became a tomato farmer by accident. My neighbor Lynn King happily grows cherry tomatoes every year, and even more happily, for me, she doesn’t like to eat them and shares them with me.
The Star’s hunter-gatherer, Durell Godfrey, continues to play in her yarden. You remember: She calls it a yarden because it is sort of a yard and sort of garden. She rewards her labors with goodies, and thinks you would like them, too.
As you go around town you might be forgiven thinking forsythia and Japanese cherries are the only flowering trees and shrubs. After all, they, together with a smattering of others, dominate our landscape.
“Madoo Talks: House and Garden,” three lectures that will examine a variety of relationships between domestic life and gardens, will take place in the Sagaponack conservancy’s winter house studio on Sundays at noon during February and March.
What’s the point of having the luxury of a long view into the garden if it’s blocked by a conventional flower border?
A forest glade with a thick carpet of ferns, etched in dappled sunlight cast by the shade of trees, has been a recurring dream since I first saw the island bed by Hollis Forbes’s driveway in East Hampton.
If you’ve been entranced by the bountiful crop of flowers on the kousa dogwoods this spring and have been tempted to add one to your garden, now is the time to act. Head right to your favorite garden center and pick one out while they are still in bloom — what you see is what you get, is what I was told years ago by a nurseryman.
“Planters: On and Off the Ground,” LongHouse Reserve’s annual juried invitational, will open on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the East Hampton garden, museum, and educational foundation. Martha Stewart will judge the competition, as she did in LongHouse’s inaugural year, and visitors will determine the People’s Choice Award. Presentations will take...