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"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.."  -Alfred Austin



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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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Winter Wonderland?


Norway spruce heavily flocked in snow

 To a kid, a big snowfall represents tons of excitement: snowmen, sledding and no school.  But to an adult, deep snow is rarely as fun. And to a gardener, it can be a bit scary when the trees and shrubs are weighted to the ground looking like they could break at any moment.

No doubt, the 12+ inches of snow and ice that accumulated this past weekend in my Hamptons garden was quite a sight and the landscape did look lovely blanketed in the stuff. However, I know that underneath this fleeting beauty there will be some damage. But until the thaw, I'll just have to focus on the scenic beauty of this winter wonderland. 


The front garden

The lower dining patio and gardens

Blooms of a witch hazel emerge from the snow.


A colorful cardinal


Reader Comments (2)

Wonderful photos. Wish I had that great color in witch hazel.

February 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterann

Thanks. This is an unusual witch hazel(s). The bottom has orange blooms and the top has yellow. I think it is two different plants that grew together.

February 16, 2013 | Registered CommenterJeff, Gardener in Chief

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