Recent Stories: Garden

Star Staff
June 23, 2016
“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 place at 6.

“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 place at 6. 

Abby Jane Brody
June 23, 2016
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.

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.

Star Staff
June 16, 2016
This year’s Much Ado About Madoo garden market and cocktail party will celebrate Robert Dash’s purchase of Madoo in Sagaponack in 1966 and the 50 years of organic gardening there that followed.

This year’s Much Ado About Madoo garden market and cocktail party will celebrate Robert Dash’s purchase of Madoo in Sagaponack in 1966 and the 50 years of organic gardening there that followed.

Star Staff
June 9, 2016
Five private gardens in Bridgehampton and East Hampton will be open to the public on Saturday as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program.

Five private gardens in Bridgehampton and East Hampton will be open to the public on Saturday as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program.

Mark Segal
June 9, 2016
Garden enthusiasts across the East End will be monitoring the weather reports this weekend in the hope that umbrellas will not be required for the Parrish Art Museum’s Sunday garden tours. But when it comes to such tours, whatever the weather, if you hold it, they will come.

Garden enthusiasts across the East End will be monitoring the weather reports this weekend in the hope that umbrellas will not be required for the Parrish Art Museum’s Sunday garden tours. But when it comes to such tours, whatever the weather, if you hold it, they will come.

Mark Segal
May 3, 2016

In recognition of National Public Gardens Day on Friday, Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton, the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, and the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack will offer a day of free one-hour guided tours. Space for this program is limited, and reservations, which can be made by calling 283-3195, are required.

Carissa Katz
April 22, 2016

 

On an unseasonably warm day in early March, a tour of the LongHouse Reserve’s gardens began on the Golden Path, where Barmstead gold, a late bloomer in the reserve’s winter-flowering witch hazel collection, was still resplendent in rich yellow with a burgundy burst at its center.

Abby Jane Brody
April 21, 2016
When we think of primulas, or at least when I do, we envision richly colored candelabras growing by streams and other wet places, small gems in the screes and crevices of the high mountains of Europe and China, or even the tender house plants we get to cheer us through the winter.

When we think of primulas, or at least when I do, we envision richly colored candelabras growing by streams and other wet places, small gems in the screes and crevices of the high mountains of Europe and China, or even the tender house plants we get to cheer us through the winter.

Abby Jane Brody
September 30, 2015
During the last few weeks as the season has slipped from summer to autumn two shrubs have captured my attention and captivated my fancy.

During the last few weeks as the season has slipped from summer to autumn two shrubs have captured my attention and captivated my fancy. In my own garden, the weeping butterfly bush, Buddleia lindleyana, forms an elegant 10-foot cascade of lavender that has been flowering for three months.

Abby Jane Brody
July 2, 2015
We gardeners take inspiration wherever we find it. Nature, other gardens, books, and magazines are the obvious places.

We gardeners take inspiration wherever we find it. Nature, other gardens, books, and magazines are the obvious places.

Star Staff
June 18, 2015
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.

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.

Jennifer Landes
photos by Durell Godfrey
June 16, 2015
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill offered a peak inside a variety of private gardens in East Hampton Town on Sunday through its Landscape Pleasures garden tour.

The Parrish Art Museum held its annual Landscape Pleasures tour and symposium this past weekend, with tours of several East Hampton gardens on Sunday along with a half day of discussions on Saturday of garden and home design-related topics.

Jennifer Landes
June 11, 2015
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.

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.

Christine Sampson
May 27, 2015
A plant sale will be held on Saturday at the Springs School to raise money for the Springs Seedlings, an after-school garden program at Project Most.

Students in Springs School's Project Most after-school gardening program have been busy growing flowers and organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs over the past several weeks in preparation for a plant sale on Saturday.

Jennifer Landes
photos by Durell Godfrey
May 19, 2015
The garden tour benefited the grounds restoration of St. Peter's Chapel.

Springs residents, St. Peter's Chapel supporters, and curiosity seekers all gathered in Springs for the Old Stone Stroll, a tour of private gardens, on Saturday.

In addition to the chapel, the tour consisted of seven properties on Old Stone Highway. The proceeds from ticket sales will benefit exterior improvements to the chapel, which was recently restored.

Jennifer Landes
May 7, 2015
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.

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.

photos by Durell Godfrey
April 27, 2015

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 the flower (the reproductive structure) is usually all that’s needed to identify a plant's family.

photos by Durell Godfrey
April 27, 2015

In 1986, two Amagansett neighbors, Bill Shank, an architectural designer, and John Whitney, a garden designer and horticulturist, often found themselves having conversations over their common back fence about horticulture. They realized that they both thought it would be great for the East End horticultural community to be better connected.

Star Staff
April 7, 2015

The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will host “The Sensory Appeal of Native Plants,” an illustrated talk by Gregg Tepper, a horticulturalist and consultant, on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Community House.

Currently director of horticulture at Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek, Mr. Tepper will discuss the ways native plants, wildflowers of forest and field, appeal to the five senses. He has lectured extensively on native plants throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom.

Star Staff
April 7, 2015

The Madoo Conservancy in Saga­ponack is ushering in spring with hands-on gardening workshops. Mike Gaines of CW Arborists will host “Trees and Shrubs,” a tour of the successes and failures of Madoo’s fall pruning campaign, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Mr. Gaines is an expert on boxwoods and box blight.

Abby Jane Brody
March 17, 2015

The flowers on the witch hazels opened within a few days of the temperature rising above freezing. One large clump of crocuses that had begun flowering in January before the blizzard resumed blooming as if six weeks of bitter cold and continuous snow had never happened. As the snow recedes the buds of the early crocuses and snowdrops are pushing out and need only a little sunshine to open.

Star Staff
December 9, 2014

For those suffering gardening withdrawal, the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons is offering two supportive programs this weekend. An informal round-table discussion on broadleaf evergreens, originally scheduled for November, will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. The free program will be moderated by Pamela Harwood.

Abby Jane Brody
July 22, 2014

Blue hydrangeas are icons of summer in seaside areas along the Mid-Atlantic and New England states. What is summer without them? Well, we are finding out for the first time in decades.

It might be another 30 years before it happens again. However, this year’s washout creates an opportunity to find other hydrangeas that might be even more appealing and better able to withstand an occasional frigid winter.

Mopheads and many lacecap hydrangeas belong to the large leaf or macrophylla species, which has been affected. 

Jennifer Landes
July 17, 2014

Susan and Stanley Reifer will open their Bridgehampton garden on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. through the Garden Conservency.

The garden was designed by Jian Guo Xu, Chinese artist who has incorporate Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism on the garden's five acres. The garden includes pavilions, bridges, and water features accessed by winding paths.

The garden is at 5 Paumanok Road, Bridgehampton and  admission is $5.