June 1, 2016

A Weekend at Skylands

The terraces at Skylands are brimming with plant life and color once again.

I spent this past weekend at my home in Maine to carry out my yearly task of planting all the large urns, pots and planters. It’s quite an undertaking, but I actually enjoy the time, especially with the group that accompanies me from year to year. Many of the tropical and exotic specimens are stored in a hoop house at my Bedford farm during winter, and then carefully loaded onto a trailer and delivered to Maine for the summer months.

While in Maine, I also enjoy many other activities, such as hiking, shopping, touring local gardens, and spending time with good friends while preparing and sharing some of the best meals of the season. Here are a few photos from my holiday weekend. Enjoy.