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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. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.