09/08/17 2:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | A lovely display of Montauk daisies, enjoying the cooler days of autumn.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | A lovely display of Montauk daisies, enjoying the cooler days of autumn.

How wonderful and what a treat this cooler weather! And it feels like it’s long overdue, although technically speaking it’s probably right on time. No matter! In any event, it’s so very welcome. And, of course, all the plants are perking up, just as grateful as we are, especially the annuals, more susceptible than the perennials to endless hot/damp days. (more…)

12/09/16 2:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | A selection of seasonal merchandise at Lynch’s Garden Center in Southampton.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | A selection of seasonal merchandise at Lynch’s Garden Center in Southampton.

‘Tis the season, gardeners all!

Time to be merry, happy and bright! In this, my last column until spring, I usually tell you about interesting flower shows where it’s warm or “Gifts for Gardeners.”

This year I’m going to tell you about a gift for each of you.  (more…)

10/16/16 9:00am
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | This is my Pyracantha. Considering the lack of ‘full sun,’ I think that’s a good crop of berries.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | This is my Pyracantha. Considering the lack of ‘full sun,’ I think that’s a good crop of berries.

Finally, finally, finally …

Fall! Yes! Fantastic. Fall is finally here and many of us are really glad. My daughter thinks that your favorite month or season has to do with when you were born; she loves, as in really loves, June, and indeed that’s her birthday month. I love the fall, and yes, you’ve guessed it, I was born in November. Maybe a coincidence? But who knows. (more…)