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In the garden with Ina Garten

Ina Garten, the Food Network's Barefoot Contessa, stands

Ina Garten, the Food Network's Barefoot Contessa, stands in her East Hampton garden, with her 3,500-square-foot, shingle-style home behind her. Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

Garden columnist Jessica Damiano spent an afternoon talking about life and gardens at celebrity chef Ina Garten's East Hampton home.

Ina Garten, the Food Network's Barefoot Contessa, stands
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Ina Garten, the Food Network's Barefoot Contessa, stands in her East Hampton garden, with her 3,500-square-foot, shingle-style home behind her.

Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

"The barn," which sits across the lawn from Ina Garten's East Hampton home, is where she develops recipes, writes cookbooks and films her food network shows.

East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- Ina
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East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- Ina Garten, the Food Network's Barefoot Contessa during an interview in the studio kitchen which is inside her East Hampton barn. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

A birdbath stands surrounded by fragrant catmint in
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A birdbath stands surrounded by fragrant catmint in the center of Ina Garten's herb garden in East Hampton.

The walled herb garden at Ina Garten's East
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The walled herb garden at Ina Garten's East Hampton home includes architectural details like cutout windows and arched wooden doors.

The herb garden behind
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The herb garden behind "the barn."

Ina Garten's grows catmint, rosemary, thyme and other
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Ina Garten's grows catmint, rosemary, thyme and other recipe ingredients in her herb garden.

East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- A
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East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- A view of cherry tomato plants that are growing in Ina Garten's vegetable garden. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- A
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East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- A view of cat mint in Ina Garten's herb garden. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Ina Garten's favorite plant in her herb garden,
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Ina Garten's favorite plant in her herb garden, a 2-year-old fig tree she hopes will fruit this year.

The herb garden behind
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The herb garden behind "the barn."

East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- Ina
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East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- Ina Garten, the Food Network's Barefoot Contessa during an interview. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- Ina
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East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- Ina Garten, the Food Network's Barefoot Contessa during an interview. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- A
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East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- A view of Ina Garten's East Hampton home. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Chives, radishes, carrots and tomatoes star in Ina
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Chives, radishes, carrots and tomatoes star in Ina Garten's vegetable garden.

One of Ina Garten's favorite vegetable garden items
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One of Ina Garten's favorite vegetable garden items -- English cucumber.

East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- Verbena
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East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- Verbena that is growin in Ina Garten's garden. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- A
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East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- A view of a special zinnia that is growing in Ina Garten's vegetable garden. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Cherry tomato plants growing in Ina Garten's vegetable
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Cherry tomato plants growing in Ina Garten's vegetable garden behind her East Hampton home.

East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- A
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East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- A view of autumn sunset roses that are growing in Ina Garten's vegetable garden. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- A
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East Hampton, NY: Thursday, July 09, 2009-- A view of chives in Ina Garten's herb garden. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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