Monthly Archives: August 2012

Garden Party in The Hamptons

A beautiful Saturday evening in late summer, a lovely setting, reflections in the pool, a sunset over the water, clinking wine glasses, and good conversation. In the Hamptons, a region noted for spectacular gardens, this was a garden to remember, … Continue reading

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The Berkshire Botanical Garden—a Painterly View

In West Stockbridge, MA, the Berkshire Botanical Garden—a short distance from the Norman Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood, and other attractions—beckons. The entry garden is one of the most glorious mixed borders anywhere (and where I first saw and fell in love … Continue reading

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Honoring Farm Stands on the “Honor System”

The Berkshires of western Massachusetts—the region that includes Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Monterey and Stockbridge—might be the prettiest area in the whole country. Only three hours from New York City, it has everything one could want in a weekend … Continue reading

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Storm King: Music of the Fields

“The smell of spray paint, grinding cold steel and the sizzle and spit of the welding torch are very cozy and comfortable to me—they are my version of the memory of the smell of chocolate chip cookies in the oven. … Continue reading

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At This Exit: Gas, Food, Full-Service Garden Center

The Allen brothers have been farming since 1956, I learned Monday afternoon. I’d stopped for gas in Westminster, VT, just before heading home from Grafton down I-91. This was no ordinary Mobil station with mini-mart. Allen Bro’s Farms, just off … Continue reading

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