Garden

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.
LongHouse Photos
A stone bench and well-detailed boulder plantings, shown in a side view above, echo the adjacent wall.

Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey

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

The Garden Club of East Hampton has been playing with plants at the Mimi Meehan Native Plant Garden
A mosaic of butterfly weed, above, offers pops of orange and yellow in the grounds behind Clinton Academy. Below, a sea of Incrediball hydrangeas were another winner this year. Abby Jane Brody Photos
New hybrid coneflowers, Cheyenne Spirit. Abby Jane Brody Photos
Spikes of Scutellaria incana
Very late flowering plum leaf azalea

Selecting clematis is nearly as daunting as narrowing down which roses, hostas, or day lilies you want
Clematis is a resilient but easy plant that flowers for a long period and is pretty as well. Examples are the workhorse C. Etoile Violette, above, and, below, two versions of Clematis Prince Charles. Abby Jane Brody Photos

Word began leaking out that there were ever-blooming roses at the garden that were gorgeous, highly disease-resistant, and often fragrant
The pink climber Jasmina rose features “large cupped flowers and lots of them throughout the summer, with a light fruity scent.” Justin Spring