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At Home Among Flowers

Everyone knows that gardeners have an attachment to the land, but James Topping’s roots grow particularly deep.

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A Lush Oasis
Tria Giovan

A Lush Oasis

Annuals and perennials flourish in the gardens around James’ cottage. Down by the banks of Wainscott Pond, marsh grasses and purple loosestrife thrive. The effect is mesmerizing. “The sea air bathes them in moisture,” he says.

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