December 14, 2017

Setting a Holiday Table on "Harry"

We have less than two-weeks before Christmas - are you ready for the holidays? If you’re looking for some great ideas to make this year’s family table setting even more beautiful, be sure to watch today's “Harry” - it airs at 2pm EST here in New York City, but check your local listings for times in your area.

During my recent taping on Harry Connick Jr.'s daily show, I shared some of my best ideas for folding dinner napkins, making a decorative and colorful centerpiece, and creating festive place cards. These projects are so easy to do - and all your guests will love them.

Enjoy these photos, and don't forget - watch "Harry" today on Fox. Just click on this highlighted link to see what time it airs in your neighborhood.


December 13, 2017

Covering the Boxwood Allee with Burlap

The great “burlapping project” continues at the farm.

As many of you know, I am a big supporter of burlapping shrubbery for the winter. The burlap insulates the plantings, keeping them safe from damaging winds, heavy snows, and freezing temperatures. Earlier this week, I shared photos of some of the boxwood being covered around my Winter House, but the biggest burlapping project is down by the stable, at my long Boxwood Allee. 

Enjoy these photos.

December 12, 2017

The First Snowfall of the Season at the Farm

The first real snowflakes of the season are always fun to see.

Over the weekend, we received a light snowfall here in Bedford, New York - about four to five inches. It left a coating of beautiful white snow on the landscape. Fortunately, all my tropical plants are tucked away in temperature-controlled greenhouses, but we're still in the process of preparing for the winter season ahead - soon all the boxwood shrubs and hedges will be covered in burlap.

I always love touring the farm early in the morning after a snowfall. Here are some of my photos - enjoy.