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...

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 North Fork. For my money, it’s the best season of the year. The summer ...

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 ...

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

Long Bloomers

Perennials are mainstays of many North Fork 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.

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.

Unique Garden Centers of the North Fork

The 2016 North Fork real estate market was very strong overall and for many realtors, it was their best year since 2008! With sales up, prices rising, and inventory very low, it was a seller’s market. There were multiple bids with properties selling at or above asking price.

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. Gardens are important additions to that landscape, and arguably the queen of East End flower gardens is the hydrangea.

Living Carpets

If you’re like most East End homeowners, a carpet of classic green lawn is probably part of your landscape. But there are undoubtedly places on your property where the grass just does not thrive, because there’s too much shade, or the soil is too dry, or too wet.

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