September 21, 2023

Fruits Growing at My Farm

There are so many delicious fruits growing here at my Bedford, New York farm.

Fresh fruit is one of nature's most delicious products. In midsummer, we pick boxes and boxes of raspberries, blueberries, and currants. In late August, we pick delicious peaches fresh off my trees. And soon, we'll be picking bounties of apples, pears, and other autumn fruits. Here at Cantitoe Corners, I have an orchard around my pool filled with a variety of more than 200 different fruit trees. I also have fruits growing on espaliers and in groves - on trees I've planted and on trees that are original to the farm. It will be a very fruitful fall.

Here are some photos, enjoy.

September 20, 2023

My Dahlias Are Still Going Strong

Tucked away in a bed behind my large vegetable greenhouse, this year's dahlias continue to bloom with gorgeous colors and forms.

Dahlia is a genus of tuberous plants that are members of the Asteraceae family and are related to the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia. They grow from small tubers planted in the spring. And from late June through October, if the weather is mild, these flowers give off a breathtaking show with blooms ranging from small to giant dinner-plate size. I grow a rich variety of dahlias - I like the big ones best - but they're all so pretty to look at, and so easy to maintain.

Enjoy these photos.

September 19, 2023

Grooming the Pergola Boxwood

This time of year can be very hectic - my gardeners and outdoor grounds crew are busy keeping up with all the growth in the garden beds.

Summer is coming to a close, but there is still lots of work to be done - weeding, pruning, and grooming the many perennial plants and shrubs. Recently, Phurba Sherpa tackled the boxwood border along one side of my clematis pergola.

Enjoy these photos.