Atlantis Alumni

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A Festive Anniversary Dinner

Our friends Ron, Juan and Jimmy joined us for dinner Friday evening in celebration of our 33rd anniversary. Juan graciously treated us to the meal at Le Soir, a French style restaurant in Bayport, Long Island. It was a delightful evening.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Beach Plum In Blossom

This past week we enjoyed the annual blossoming of the Beach Plum on the dunes. The dense white blossoms sometimes give the appearance of snow on the dunes. The blossoms quickly turn dark pink and fade, but the plant produces fruit by Autumn.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Early Season Deck and Garden Highlights

Yesterday was such a beautiful day here on Fire Island. I got a lot of work done on the deck. I planted the specimen in the photo above, a Calynopsis ("pocketbook plant,") and a Canna Lilly in our large deck container. I re-potted my beautiful orchid that has bloomed twice for me since I got it as a get well gift last year from friends Cindy and Patrick after my heart surgery. I also planted some of the specimens we purchased on Wednesday and I divided two hanging baskets containing geraniums and torinias. The highlight of the lower garden currently is the beautiful lilac bush that I planted about 15 years ago. The gardenia is several years old, a plant that I purchased from Michael Guerette, who used to run the garden shop here is Cherry Grove, until his untimely death a few years ago. I think of him when the plant blooms in the spring each year.