May 28, 2014

Planting The Skylands Terrace

You may recall from reading my blog that each spring, I travel to Skylands, my home on Mt. Desert Island in Maine for the all-important task of planting the many large urns and containers that adorn the exterior of the house.  This is a big job that generally takes two days to get done and it certainly helps having a small crew to join in.  My gardener, Ryan McCallister and I plan for this many months in advance and we try to save and propagate as much plant material as possible, which greatly cuts down on cost.  The Maine planting weekend is certainly one I enjoy and having decent weather added to the fun.