Nan and David’s Backyard on Lengthy Island

Nan and David's Garden on Long Island

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 strong so far despite COVID! We love our garden and hope you do too. We have approximately 10 garden venues in just 0.38 acres. It’s constantly evolving. We expanded and renovated the house in 2015 and of course created another garden area.

The garden in summer is full of flowering perennials.

Hydrangeas and hostasHydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, zones 6–10) line the side pool garden, along with chartreuse hostas. At the other end, the hostas are smaller and switch to silvery blue to complement the white azaleas in spring.

colorful gardenIf you look out over the pool area and pool house from the garden room “Croquet”, you will see ‘Coral Meidiland’ roses (zones 6-10), ‘Dynamite’ crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Dynamite’, zones 7-9), ‘Summer sun ‘Heliopsis (Heliopsis helianthoides’ Sommersonne’, zones 3–9) and dwarf magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora, zones 7–9).

Garden along fenceThe garden at one end of the pool.

Garden by the poolThe 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).

Daylily Leda's loverHere is a closer look at the daylily ‘Leda’s Lover’ (Hemerocallis’ Leda’s Lover ‘, zones 4–10), David’ Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘David’, zones 4–8) and Liatris (Liatris spicata, zones 3–9) . .

Hibiscus Blue BirdThe hibiscus ‘Blue Bird’ (Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’, zones 5–8) and the red Monarda (zones 4–9) adorn the front garden.

Crepe myrtleThis space in the garden is flanked by crepe myrtles and backed by a clean hedge.

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