Abby Jane Brody

Progress in breeding has gone at warp speed and today there are literally dozens of roses of unutterable beauty that meet the no-maintenance requirements of the 21st century. Abby Jane Brody

Balcastle in Southampton Village was one of the highlights of the Parrish Art Museum’s Landscape Pleasures symposium and tour over the weekend. Jennifer Landes

The Parrish Art Museum’s Landscape Pleasures weekend will include tours of the houses and gardens of Steven Gambrel, left, in Sag Harbor, and Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper in East Hampton. Gambrel Photo by Eric Piasecki

Tomatoes tasty and fanciful are still weeks away from the table, but those eager to grow ones as good as those at the Great Tomato Taste-Off at Quail Hill Farm should consider chicken manure for their plantings now. Durell Godfrey Photos

Deer-resistant plants are the emphasis of the Garden Club of East Hampton’s sale, including Full Moon coreopsis, or tickseed, left, and Purple Haze agastache. The author’s own garden, top, has a variety of native plants. Abby Jane Brody Photos

Show-stopping trees can be the stars of your garden, from a pink-flowering Japanese apricot to the flamboyant crape myrtle.
Clockwise, from upper left, Stewartia, a member of the camelia amd franklinia family. Crape myrtle, flamboyant from late July through September. Prunus mume, a relative of the flowering cherry. Abbey Jane Brody Photos

With smooth bark (perfect for carving hearts) native beeches grace hidden and peaceful woodlands. Chris Chapin hails their primeval beauty.
A mature beech forest
Above: The South Fork’s natural landscapes are surprising as this view of a pond ringed by beeches attests. Inset: A mature beech forest is open and park-like. Durell Godfrey Photos
There are Buddhas and bronze monkeys in this enchanting garden, but the specimen trees — evergreens and magnolias and yellowwood — came first.
Southeast Asian sculptures
Southeast Asian sculptures take their ease beneath a canopy.

An inspirational art-photo show at LongHouse urges us to honor the ‘living reminders of our heritage.’
Huntting Lane before the 1938 Hurricane.
East Hampton’s Main Street, looking south from Huntting Lane before the 1938 Hurricane.