garden

   I suppose it was inevitable that designers would turn their color wheels for a protracted swim in the garden, but, oh lordy, to have begun on hoses? What in heaven’s name is one to do with an orange hose, a violet hose, one...

Roses Without Fear

   With the first of the busy weekends of summer behind us, everyone could use a little peace and tranquillity in a well-tended garden. It would be even better to be in someone else’s Eden, where each little weed or withered...

   How can you shed a little light on densely shaded corners of the garden? Or, better yet, how can you transform a black hole into a destination?
    Inadvertently this is what happened last week at the Mimi...

    Landscape Pleasures: Down the Garden Path, the Parrish Art Museum’s annual two-day horticultural event and fund-raiser, will be held this weekend.

   Too early, perhaps not too early, perhaps at precisely the appropriate moment, one obviously replete with caution and hesitancy, all houseplants go out for their summer without walls the 24th of May. These include a well-fed and...

   Planting containers can be a daunting task, but it needn’t be. The more you play with the plants, their colors and textures, the easier and more fun it becomes.
    Last week I had one of those epic,...

   There is a quite young magnolia which I planted last year near the south side of the winter house, which is, for the first time, in bloom and going on and on now for well over a month with buds as dark as hushing fingers to the...

   Outside of violent storms (hurricanes being the principal vectors), when Caribbean odors and tropical birds off course are part of our purview, true wildness is quite rare in our gardens. Annually, we have the laments of migrating...