Tough enough to survive our cold-and-thaw winters and hot, humid summers?
Left, pale yellow, heat-tolerant hybrid primrose. Right, bright yellow Primula Sweet Sunshine Abby Jane Brody Photos
Left, Primula Dale Henderson. Right, Primula Wanda.

Skye Tanzmann, a student at John M. Marshall Elementary School, shows off her winning entry.
Amy Garcia, who also attends Tuckahoe, earned a first-place ribbon for a watercolor.
Ramos Jesus points to his second-place winner. He goes to the Tuckahoe School.
Matthew Feit’s watercolor won third-place. He attends East Hampton High School.

Making sure plantanthera ciliaris blooms again
Platanthera ciliaris (as_Habenaria_ciliaris)
Employees of iGreen Environmental Landscape Design handled the heavy work. “Remove the branches, but be careful not to disturb the soil,” a botanist warned them. Durell Godfrey
Leslie Clarke, standing, and Julie Sakellariadis, kneeling, members of the Garden Club of East Hampton, are working to save what is left of our rare local orchids.Durell Godfrey
Small cages guard emerging plants from unwary hikers and hungry deer. Durell Godfrey
Botanists, conservationists, and naturalists helped clear branches and leaves. Durell Godfrey

A peaceful atmosphere where less is more
A peaceful atmosphere where less is more. Abby Jane Brody
Calming white flowers fill beds by the house, where a glass wall reflects the landscape.
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A stone bench and well-detailed boulder plantings, shown in a side view above, echo the adjacent wall.

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Sunken garden, circa 1910, with a reflecting pool, Italianate pergola, and crape myrtle-lined allées
Victoria Fensterer is seen in her element. Durell Godfrey
A romantic pergola was enlarged and a swimming pool and new plantings and walkways put in beyond it. Robert Eckholm
The pool is where the pond and fountain had been. Robert Eckholm
A photo from the Library of Congress shows the original garden house.
Another photo from the Library of Congress shows the circular pool and rose-covered wall in Frank B. Wiborg’s ca. 1910 sunken garden.
Workmen removing a section of the wall to connect the garden to the rest of the property Robert Eckholm

It is colorful foliage, fruits, and berries that we look to for a stunning climax to the gardening year
Enkianthus perulatus J.L. Pennock Abby Jane Brody Photos
The fragrant flowers of false holly, Osmanthus hererophyllus
Coral bark maple
Kousa dogwood fruit

Bush clover, particularly in sun, begins to flower in mid-August and continues into October
White bush clover

The importance of protecting trees from the north and northwest with windbreaks
Hybrids named after Indian tribes, such as Hopi, are the crape myrtles most adaptable to the East End. Abby Jane Brody
The red crape myrtles are dramatic but do not fare well over our winters, as seen in the die-back in this one. Abby Jane Brody