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Jeff, Gardener in Chief

Contrary to popular opinion, some people in the Hamptons enjoy getting their hands dirty. I'm a self-taught gardener in East Hampton, NY that enjoys sharing my gardening experiences and inspiration with others. Hope you enjoy my blog and galleries.

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Italian Style

It's a cloudy day in the Hamptons. Good time to reflect upon the sunny, warm days spent in Florence this past May. One day on a walking tour of the southern bank of the Arno we happened upon the Bardini Gardens.

The gardens are very formal in style with lots of classical statues. However, there were a few areas that had a more natural look, including a fountain that spilled into a man-made stream with small fish.

The garden is on a very high hill with spectacular views of Florence. Down one path we found a cafe set up in the complex's Belvedere building portico. The perfect spot to savor the view and a cappuccino.





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