Ornamental Plantings Greenhouses

                                                                                                  

uncommon plants                                                                                                          uncommon beauty   

People, Projects, Plants

   

Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' Red Flowered

WELCOME TO OUR ALBUM OF PLANTS & PROJECTS & GARDENS & PEOPLE. INCLUDED HERE ARE INDIVIDUAL PERENNIALS, GRASSES AND SHRUBS, AS WELL AS PICS FROM GARDENS WE'VE BUILT BOTH FOR CLIENTS AND AT THE NURSERY. WE'VE ALSO INCLUDED SOME FAMILY PICS AND INFO, AS MANY OF OUR NURSERY CUSTOMERS HAVE WATCHED OUR BOYS GROW UP.

PHOTO JOURNAL

OF THE

PAT AND BILL MILFORD VEGGIE HOUSE

Staking Out the Plot                           Setting Up Hoops                         Ground Fabric

The Gable End, and Some Skin Over the Ribs                               Doors and Windows, the House is Fully Clothed

First Winter

                 

CREATION OF THE TRAVELLING CHICKEN COOP

 ( photo diary)

Beginnings                  still beginning          details        

 close up detail                roof beam          adding rafters

  all the roof rafters              starting the gable end         adding more to the gable ends

walls and windows           walls, windows, shingles, and a door

 

                        The Adventure of the Yellow Clivia

                                  (a photograhic journal) 

Charles gave me a  potted, rare Yellow Clivia that he and Skip had grown into a magnificent speciman. I meant to divide it in the spring of 2012, but fate intervened and I was not able. But in the Fall of 2013, I endeavored to propagate this plant in hopes of creating new individuals that could be distributed to some of Skip and Charles' close friends and family. Below is a pictorial history of the division and subsquent potting. (As of January/February, all the new plants have flowers developing.)

Skip on His Wedding Day 

 

 

        Potted Yellow Clivia Fall 2013                  Potted Yellow Cliva Fall 2013                The Root of the Matter  

 

 The Careful Beginning of Division          Cautiously Proceeding Apace           An Individual Ready for Potting

 

Yellow Clivia in Their New Pots            Yellow Cliva in bud        Yellow Clivia in bloom

All the pretty flowers in a row

 

 

In March of 2012 we were fortunate enough to adopt 2 year old Shila, a dog from the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. She has been an unadulterated joy in our house. Our veterinarian at North Fork Animal Hospital is very fond of her as well. She has Addison's Disease (the same illness John F. Kennedy had), a failure to produce her own cortisone. She visits the Vet every 4 weeks for a shot and takes a small daily dose of Prednisone.  

Shila in repose at the greenhouse one winter's day        

                                                                                 Shila resting on her favorite bed in her favored sunny spot

                                                      Shila in the Sunbeam

In September of 2016 Eric and Sofia were married in Sofia's parents backyard.  It was a weekend befitting a great romance of this or any century.  

            Sofia & Eric September 2015  

           Magic Apple Tree

CARL, IN MAY OF 2011, GRADUATED FROM RICE UNIVERSITY IN HOUSTON TEXAS. IT WAS A SUNNY YET MILD DAY, ONLY 70 DEGREES WITH A NICE BREEZE, AND LOW HUMIDITY. A FRIEND OF CARL'S CONVINCED HIM TO SMILE FOR THIS PICTURE.

                                                                    Carl smiling on Graduation Day                                                            

ONE OF CARL'S PAINTINGS FOR HIS SENIOR ART PORTFOLIO- 'NIGHTLIFE'

                                                   Nightlife                                                       

 Carl's pencil drawing of a famous residential design, made while he was studying architecture at Rice University.

                                                Meier House                                                                           

THE PLAN'S THE THING, BY WHICH...    IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A PLAN IN MIND WHEN BEGINNING A NEW GARDEN OR A RENOVATION OF AN EXISTING SITE.  IN THIS CASE, THE NEW PLANTS NEEDED TO BE LOW MAINTANENCE AND DEER RESISTANT.   

                                                                                            

                                                               Cottage Garden Plan

 

 

 

 

Tumbled Bluestone walk

                                                        Thermal Bluestone Walk         

Thermal Bluestone Walk
 


     Amagansett stone wall and garden,built at home designed by our friend William Derman, Architect

 

 

Rustic Red Cedar gate for the Shade House

We finished the rustic arbor at the south end of Sedum Alley, and added gates to the arbor and to the Shade House. Stay away Bambi!