Monthly Archives: September 2010

And They Won the Grand Prize

NEWS FLASH: Actor/comedian Rich Kiamco and environmental/graphic designer David Gibson (see story below) won the Grand Prize in this year’s Catskill Harvest “MY CATSKILLS GARDEN” contest! Here, here: “A $500 gift certificate to Rich Kiamco and David Gibson For their … Continue reading

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On Their Farm They Had a Buddha… and a Berry Patch

One of the most talented gardeners I know is Rich Kiamco, an actor and comedian who shares both a house in Jersey City (with city garden) and a county house in the Catskills (with farm) with environmental/graphic designer David Gibson. … Continue reading

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“Now I Paint with My Camera”: Photographer Rebecca Swanson

“I grew up in a world full of flowers,” explains botanical photographer Rebecca Swanson, who was a guest at a small party here yesterday in honor of my son Alex’s visit from Beijing. “My grandmother was a china painter, painting … Continue reading

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MORE Gardens in the Hamptons: Where the Signs Say “Welcome”

The Hamptons are a land of high hedges and closed gates, as well as of open vistas of fields and water. It can easily seem as if most gardens there are off-limits to the average visitor, who can occasionally catch … Continue reading

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In the Hamptons: from the Madoo Conservancy to Marders

Sagaponack: The Madoo Conservancy The abstract-expressionist painter Robert Dash (b. 1934) has spent the past 44 years transforming two acres of Sagaponack farmland into an original, quirky maze of garden follies and styles. The property, the Madoo Conservancy, at 618 … Continue reading

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Three Remsenburg Gardens

Cottage Garden Riding your bike around, waving at people working in their beautiful gardens, and hopping off to say hello and admire their handiwork is a good way to make new friends, learn a lot, and see places you wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Take a Stand on Farm Stands

Don’t leave the Hamptons without stocking up at one of the farm stands. And while you’re out there, please support community agriculture by cooking and eating what the local farmers grow. Route 27 between Southampton and East Hampton is dotted … Continue reading

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