The lawn has been reduced by 43 percent and areas around trees and along walls are now beds for native and evergreen plants.
To keep deer from hopping over the antique gate, seen in the image at left, aluminum frames, containing mesh printed with landscape images, increase the gate’s height to eight feet.
Tall grasses, seen from the kitchen, look good year round.
A second layer now accompanies the original drapes, seen above in 2012.

This serpentine pond, one of two, reflects foliage in early autumn. Kristina Gale
One of the several waterfalls looks as if it was created by a glacier. Kristina Gale
Hybrid tulips pack these flower beds with vivid color in the spring. Kristina Gale
Wildflowers provide a handsome ribbon of color in a dry river bed. Kristina Gale
Coleus is planted among the perennials and lilies under a crabapple. Kristina Gale
Phloxes and blue spikes of camassia are in bloom in the May garden. Kristina Gale
The gazebo, found in a Southampton antiques shop and restored, is both a folly and a viewing platform. Kristina Gale

At the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack

At the Bridgehampton Community House

Spring flowering will probably be extravagant and lush
Crocuses need only a little sun after the snow melts to encourage their full bloom.
Snowdrops, which in some years never see the white stuff, proved their name this year, peeking out from the accumulated drifts of a rough South Fork winter
Abby Jane Brody and Steven Kossak Photos

At the Bridgehampton Community House

What is summer without them?
Bluebird hydrangeas and their neon flowers appear to be home to a large flock of bluebirds. Abby Jane Brody

The garden features foot bridges and pavilions in a Chinese style.

The Reifer garden was designed by Jian Guo Xu

The more color the better
Gold makes purples “pop” and harmonizes well with blues, as it does in this combination of tradescantia and catmint. Durell Godfrey
Gold-netted honeysuckle and purple clematis grow over a green vine that throws the purple and gold into strong relief. Abby Jane Brody Photos