June 10, 2016

My Pinetum Collection in Spring

There is so much to see around the farm this time of year - everything is looking so beautiful.

Whenever I can, I always try to tour the farm to see what’s growing and what’s blooming. During a recent stroll, I also spent some time in my pinetum, an arboretum of pine trees and other conifers I developed in one area of the property. I always look forward to spring when evergreen specimens show off their colorful cones. On many of the conifers, both male and female cones are visible along stems and upper branches – all different sizes and shapes.

Here is an update on the trees in my pinetum, and a glimpse of some of the beautiful cones that have emerged. Enjoy.