June 7, 2023

More from My Memorial Day Weekend in Maine

There’s so much to do in Maine.

Memorial Day Weekend up at Skylands is always fun and busy. We try to pack in as many activities as we can - hiking, shopping, and touring local gardens and nurseries are often on my list. And of course, spending time with good friends while sharing delicious meals.

Here are a few more photos from my weekend in Maine. I took many of these images, but a large number of pictures were also taken by my guests Kevin Sharkey and Ryan McCallister. Enjoy.

June 6, 2023

The Many Great Dishes We Enjoyed at Skylands

Whenever I go to Skylands, my home in Seal Harbor, Maine, the days are always filled with lots of great activities and delicious meals.

Here are a few more photos from my Memorial Day weekend in Maine. Moises Fuentes, who is a young hard worker who helps me at my Bedford, New York farm as both a sous chef and a member of my outdoor grounds crew, came up for the holiday to help me prepare many of our favorite dishes.


June 5, 2023

Planting the Skylands Terrace 2023

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

I spent Memorial Day weekend at my home in Maine to carry out my yearly task of planting the large urns, pots, and planters that adorn the exterior of the house. It’s quite an undertaking, but I always enjoy the time, especially with the group that accompanies me from year to year. The greenhouse at Skylands isn’t large enough to accommodate the big plants during winter, so many of the tropical and exotic specimens are stored in hoop houses at my Bedford, New York farm, and then carefully loaded onto a trailer and delivered to Maine for the summer months. As soon as I get there, I design the layout of where things should go, and then we all get to work.

It's always a wonderful time - enjoy these photos taken by me, Kevin Sharkey, and Ryan McCallister.