Garden

    On Saturday, Guild Hall will hold its annual Garden as Art tour featuring five gardens around the South Fork. Tomorrow there will be a cocktail reception for patrons at Windy Dune, Lucy and Steve Cookson’s estate in the...

   I do not pick flowers. Unless they are downed by storm or ordinary garden maintenance, not ever. In those infrequent times they will be snipped from stem or branch and floated in a suitable bowl, a most delicate way to admire a...

   July became August when it was but two weeks old. Geese, one heard geese then, probing the air tentatively, like first skaters on a newly frozen pond. The growing year, half a month premature at its advent, has neither slowed nor...

   Centuries ago there was tulipomania. More recently and on a larger stage, there was the dot-com bubble, followed by the housing bubble. We know what happened to them.
    Gardeners now seem caught up in a...

   Green is the A-over of a fine well-orchestrated garden, its most-desired and indispensable cloth-of-gold mantle, indicator of not only the garden’s fundamental health, but the success of its accomplishment as well. If the...

   In today’s popular culture the only thing worse than bad publicity is no publicity at all.
That has been the fate of deutzias, June-flowering shrubs related to mock orange. Both members of the Saxifragaceae family seem...

For Gardeners


FLOWER SHOW
East Hampton Presbyterian Church, Main Street.
The Garden Club of East Hampton’s July 19 show has “Alice in Wonderland” as its theme, free admission, 1-...

    Fairies, imps, little folk, leprechauns — all the ministrants seen and unseen we will now discuss are not just at the bottom of a fine garden but at its middle and top; indeed, they are all through the plot. They are...

   Edmund Hollander isn’t just kidding when he says his outsize, dense, and lavishly illustrated new book, “The Private Oasis” (Grayson Publishing), is not a coffee-table book: “It could break the typical...