The Helen of Troy or Cleopatra of the floral world
The Kollers plant miniatures as groundcover under a small maple in a container, the author has adapted the idea for her own lawn. Abby Jane Brody Photo

Hideous indiscretions.

Transform a black hole into a destination
Variegated deutzia, related to mock orange, is an attractive, reliable, and easy June-flowering shrub. Abby Jane Brody

A little peace and tranquillity in a well-tended garden
The main house, like the other buildings on the Southampton property owned by Perri and Eric Ruttenberg, is nestled into an unfussy landscape. Jennifer Landes

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So now the plunge

Down the Garden Path
Among the gardens on the tour will be that of Gus and Liz Oliver in Sagaponack, designed by Edwina von Gal. John Hall

Simple is better in planting successful containers
Petunia and Verbena Abby Jane Brody Photo

Nothing affects the gardening mettle more than being on view
Lilacs, already . . . Durell Godfrey

So prepare the stage