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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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Articulture at the 2014 Philly Flower Show

Back from the Philadelphia Flower Show.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the theme this year was Articulture, where art meets horticulture.  

The show was as crowded as ever.  Interest in gardening must be a common denominator.  Attendees ranged from the very young in strollers to the very old on walkers.  People from the wealthy 1% and the rest of us 99%.  There were master gardeners touting their gardening feats and novices proclaiming their latest kill.  I got to examine this melting pot as I waited in line to view of one of my favorite annual exhibitions- the window display contest.  

This years contestants were inspired by the arts and their displays were all quite inventive.  I thought I'd share these window arrangements today, but I'll be back soon with more highlights from the flower show.

 Never know who you'll run into at the art supply store.

 Mixed media?

 Living tributes at this art museum 


I wouldn't forget to water a plant that screamed at me.


Like a lot of modern art, this needs some explanation. Please.

Hair by Herbal Essences


An iconic farmer promotes seed sales.

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