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  • Roses are undergoing what may be one of their most transformative changes since the first repeat-blooming flowers reached Europe from China about 250 years ago. That is a brash statement, I realize, but more true than not.
  •     To discover new garden-worthy plants you don’t have to slip and slide through snowmelt or scramble across unstable screes on remote mountaintops in Turkey as I did with great glee last month. All that is needed are visits to fine public and private gardens.
        That is how three of the new plants I’m most excited about made it to the Garden Club of East Hampton’s plant sale at the Mulford Farm tomorrow evening and Saturday morning.

  • East End. With that in mind I’ve long wanted to visit the Polly Hill Arboretum in North Tisbury, a treasure trove of azaleas and rhododendrons, magnolias, dogwoods, and, most important, stewartias. If they flourish on Martha’s Vineyard, they should do equally well here. The trick is to find sources for those that capture our fancy.

  • Hasn’t this been a wonderful spring? Cool wet days have given us a lush display of...