Welcome to Southampton, New York, where Nan and David Adams are giving us a tour of their garden.
We have been married for over 50 years and are going strong so far despite COVID! We love our garden and hope you do too. We have about 10 garden “venues” on only 0.38 of an acre. It is always evolving. We did an addition and gut renovation of the house in 2015 and of course created another garden area.
The back garden in summer, overflowing with flowering perennials.
Hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 6–10) line the side pool garden, along with chartreuse hostas. At the other end, the hostas are smaller and change to silvery blue to complement the white azaleas in spring.
Looking from the “croquet” garden room toward the pool area and pool house, you can see ‘Coral Meidiland’ roses (Zones 6–10), ‘Dynamite’ crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Dynamite’, Zones 7–9), ‘Summer Sun’ Heliopsis (Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Summer Sun’, Zones 3–9), and dwarf magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora, Zones 7–9).
The garden at one end of the pool.
The garden at the other end of the pool includes double tiger lilies (Lilium lancifolium ‘Flore Pleno’, Zones 4–9), white hydrangeas (Hydrangea arborescens, Zones 3–9), and purple phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 4–8).
This spot to sit in the garden is flanked by crape myrtles and backed by a neatly sheered hedge.
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