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Plant Ahead

With summer long gone and winter on the way, now is a good time to plan for some early flowers in your landscape next spring. It’s also time to plant bulbs that will wake up your ....

Warming Trend

Summer’s in the rear view mirror now, but there’s still plenty of fine weather ahead of us. Autumn is a golden season here on the East End. For my money, it’s the best season of the year. ...

Defying Drought

Summer can bring spells of dry weather on the East End, sometimes lasting for weeks. With the population expanding, times of drought bring with them restrictions on water usage. And that can affect the plants in our landscapes. Using...

Water’s Edge

If you have a wet place on your property, maybe alongside a pond or a small stream, or just a place where the soil never seems to dry out, you probably know that the roses and hydrangeas found in so many East End landscapes don’t thrive there. The standard directive for many plants is to give them soil that is “moist but well ...

Long Bloomers

Perennials are mainstays of many East End flower gardens, and for good reason. Unlike the annual impatiens and petunias and geraniums planted in pots and beds for the summer, perennials don’t need to be replanted every year...

Hot, Hotter, Hottest!

Summer is time to celebrate, and all across the East End the peak season is here. It’s time to dive into all summertime has to offer. The beach beckons. There are barbecues, parties and concerts, art exhibits to see, new restaurants to try...

Eden on Your Deck

Here on the East End we’re all about summer. While all four seasons have their particular beauty, summer is the peak, when the bay and ocean waters are warm and inviting, and we can throw open our windows to the soft summer air...

Specialty Garden Centers in the Hamptons

The Hamptons has many wonderful Garden Centers. From annuals, perennials, shrubs, fruit trees, and large/rare trees, to tropical, native, and deer resistant plants, there is a wide variety of plant species to choose from. Some Garden Centers also have charming Gift Shops offering a selection of...

The Other Hydrangeas

For those of us lucky enough to live on the East End year-round, it’s not the summer social scene we treasure, or the summer crowds. What makes this place so special is the sheer beauty of the landscape in all of its diversity...

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