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Happy Independence Day, with scenes from NY’s Planting Fields

Some of my favorite scenes at Planting Fields Arboretum on Long Island, taken June 7 of this year.



With just a mown strip along the driveway, this meadow could be the answer for public gardens and large landscape of all types – an acceptable and relatively low-maintenance way to replace acres of turfgrass.

Posted by on July 4, 2010 at 6:32 am, in the category Real Gardens.
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5 responses to “Happy Independence Day, with scenes from NY’s Planting Fields”

  1. suzy says:

    The pink cottage surrounded by its cottage garden is the original playhouse for the Coe’s children. Often, it is used for story telling for visitors.

  2. Mary says:

    What a beautiful cottage. I have never been to NY, but hope to soon. Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.

  3. That’s my dream house, that adorable little pink house with the beautiful garden!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Susan: This is a delightful 4th of July treat – true “independence” from the tyranny of lawns, which thrived in King George’s realm but has no business expanding into a whole lot of our nation.