April 19, 2019

More Spring Emergence at the Farm

It always amazes me how quickly plants can grow from day to day - I love watching the transformation around my Bedford, New York farm.

Every day, something new comes to life or blooms with vibrant spring color. The temperatures in the Northeast have been rising, and recent days have been sunny and beautiful. In the mornings before I leave for work, I love to tour the farm to see the progress and changes that have occurred. Here’s a glimpse at the flowers blooming in my gardens now - just days before Easter.


April 18, 2019

Trees and Shrubs from Musser Forests, Inc.

Potting and planting projects continue at the farm with a group of beautiful evergreen specimens.

The outdoor grounds crew worked hard to plant hundreds of trees that arrived - most recently, Colorado blue spruce trees, white spruce trees, Norway spruce trees, and Serbian spruce trees. I also ordered Osage orange trees, two varieties of boxwood, rhododendrons, and some pachysandra ground covers. They all came from Musser Forests, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based company specializing in conifer and hardwood seedlings and transplants. The bare-root trees were potted temporarily, so their root systems can develop. The boxwood shrubs were planted directly into the ground in a field down by my vegetable garden.  

Enjoy these photos.

April 17, 2019

NYBG's 2019 Garden Furniture & Antiques Fair

Spring is a popular time for fairs and sales of all kinds and whenever my schedule allows, I always try to attend a few of my favorites.

Last week, I went to The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Garden Furniture & Antiques Fair. This year, more than 20 of the country’s leading exhibitors showcased their finest garden antiques for purchase. I also attended the Preview Party Collectors’ Plant Sale, which features hard-to-find trees, shrubs, and plants propagated from NYBG collections, and hand-selected for their rarity and charm. It’s a splendid time of year to be at The New York Botanical Garden - not only to enjoy its many fun and interesting events but to see its stunning gardens and horticultural displays. I hope you take the opportunity to visit the next time you are in the New York City area.

Here are some photos - enjoy.