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JUL-AUG 2018

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BELOW: The koi pond features a sculpture of a boy launching a sailboat. BOTTOM: Laura and Dutra arrange centerpieces of hydrangeas, lilies, and delphiniums. RIGHT: Hedges create a protective microclimate for the patch of fragrant David Austin roses near the teak table, as well as beds of dahlias, foxglove, delphinium, hollyhocks, salvia, verbena, and pentas. seaside while artfully drawing on the interior d├ęcor. Outside, the muted ribbon of color and texture teems with bees and butterflies and sways in waves of hydrangeas, delphinium, phlox, and lavender. Flowering native perennials bloom from June into September when the Bucks are in residence and entertain family and friends. The planting scheme also incorporates a variety of annuals. Bill's grilling area is a vision of tomatoes and lettuces, as well as parsley, dill, oregano, and other herbs, that transform into a fresh salad on the spot. Besides creating a dramatic backdrop for exuberant parties, the gardens serve as breeding ground for Laura's blooms that routinely win ribbons at Nantucket Garden Club competitions. Busy days at Bucktucket revolve around biking, golf, and picnics, as well as activities at the Whaling Museum, the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, and other island institutions. And when summer segues into autumn and it's time to leave their beloved place, the Bucks are already anticipating the next glorious season on the island they unabashedly love. Continued on next page 58 | J U LY/A U G U S T 2 0 1 8

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