September 21, 2017

A Garden Tour for the Pacific Horticulture Society

There's always something new to see during tours of my Bedford, New York farm.

Yesterday, I opened my gardens to the Pacific Horticulture Society, a non-profit resource for west coast gardeners, designers, horticulturists, and other plant enthusiasts. PHS works to inform and inspire members through its quarterly publication "Pacific Horticulture", its web site, and its local and international study programs. One of the events was a five-day tour of several botanical institutions and private gardens in New York City and the Hudson River Valley, including a visit to Cantitoe Corners, my farm in Bedford. The group of 25 was led by Bob Hyland, accomplished plantsman, designer, and owner of Contained Exuberance, Contemporary Pots & Plantings for the Garden in Portland, Oregon.

Before leaving for a busy day at the office, I stopped to greet the group and to welcome them to my home. My head gardener, Ryan McCallister, then guided everyone through my many gardens, groves and allees. Here are some photos - enjoy.

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September 20, 2017

My New Boxwood Border

The big pergola transformation project is now complete and it looks absolutely terrific.

As you know, I decided to make some changes to the garden beds below my long and winding pergola. I wanted to plant two long rows of boxwood, Buxus,  along the entire length of the space. I love boxwoods and have hundreds growing all over my Bedford, New York farm. Over the last couple of weeks, the outdoor grounds crew has been very busy expanding and preparing the beds, so we could transplant about 300-boxwood shrubs - shrubs that I have been growing right here at the farm for the last three-years. It was an arduous task, but we are all so proud of the outcome - the new boxwood border is stunning.

Here are photos of the last phase of this transformation process - enjoy.

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September 19, 2017

My Appearance at the 2017 Detroit Free Press Food & Wine Experience

Be sure to tune-in to QVC today at 10am ET and 7pm ET to shop my newest collections - I'll be showcasing my mechanical and hand gardening tools! You're going to love them.

Several samples from my QVC Collections were displayed last weekend at the Detroit Free Press Food & Wine Experience. More than 1500 visitors attended the  interactive food event at downtown Detroit's popular Campus Martius. The day's activities included exciting panel discussions, delicious tastings, and celebrity "Meet & Greet" opportunities. Those that signed up for "Meet Martha" sat-in for my special cooking demo and book signing, promoting my newest publication, "Slow Cooker". Visitors also got to walk through the Martha Stewart Experience Pavilion where they saw items from all my retail collections, learned about my Martha & Marley Spoon meal-kits and joined in on a Martha Stewart Crafts project at the Michael's Paint House. It was a wonderful day in Detroit - enjoy some of our photos.

And, I hope to see you at my next USA Today Network Food & Wine Experience in Ventura, California on October 1st! Follow me on Twitter @MarthaStewart and on Instagram @MarthaStewart48 for announcements.

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