Ornamental grasses are about as close to care-free as garden plants get. They’re terrific additions to East End landscapes for a number of reasons. And late summer and autumn is their time to shine.
Have you ever wondered what makes some homes look so special? In a neighborhood of houses, some stand out from the crowd. It doesn’t always have to do with size or location. Some properties just look pulled together — the house and grounds unite into a seamless whole.
Ah, for a quiet Sunday morning in summer. Do you yearn for your own little oasis, without the buzzing of lawnmowers, the whining of leaf blowers, the impatient honking of car horns? Most of us can’t surround ourselves with acres of woods or fields to gain privacy.
Spring weather is often chilly and gray here on the East End, but an easy, effective way to add low-maintenance color to your property is to plant some spring-blooming shrubs.
The bright colors of summer flowers are behind us now, and autumn’s blaze of foliage—which was spectacular this year—is over until next year. But as the East End heads into winter there is still beauty to be found in home landscapes. In the quiet of winter the landscape sheds its summer finery to reveal its underlying forms--its bones.
They say that April showers bring May flowers to a garden, but when it comes to the Hamptons no one likes rain regardless of the season. You can’t blame us, as the Hamptons’ appeal is built on social gatherings, overnight guests and lots of dining out and parties—all things that are less enjoyable when it’s raining.
Nature creates winter wonderlands all around us and in order to design your personal winter garden, one begins by having a vision. By combining interesting shaped trees, plant and sometimes organic artifacts, boulders, or seating elements your vision then becomes your own artistic statement.