Garden

   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 to be...
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, 1-4 p.m. SUMMER FAIR AND PLANT SALE Gardiner...
    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 the...
   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 coffee...
   To what can we attribute the enduring popularity of hostas? They can be likened to the Helen of Troy or Cleopatra of the floral world, seducing non-gardening homeowners and casual and obsessed gardeners alike.     All...
   I suppose it was inevitable that designers would turn their color wheels for a protracted swim in the garden, but, oh lordy, to have begun on hoses? What in heaven’s name is one to do with an orange hose, a violet hose, one that...
Roses Without Fear
   With the first of the busy weekends of summer behind us, everyone could use a little peace and tranquillity in a well-tended garden. It would be even better to be in someone else’s Eden, where each little weed or withered...