September 16, 2019

My Summer in Maine 2019, Part Two

I just love my summers in Maine.

Every year, I try to spend a wonderful week or two - give or take - at my beautiful refuge in Seal Harbor, Maine. This year, the weather was fantastic, and I enjoyed many boat rides with friends, hikes through Acadia National Park, and a special birthday celebration at Skylands with my family.

Here are more photos from my time in Maine - enjoy.

September 14, 2019

My Summer in Maine 2019, Part One

Whenever I go to Skylands, my home in Seal Harbor, Maine, the days are always filled with lots of great activities - hiking, boating, climbing, antiquing, and touring local gardens are often on my list. I also love spending time with my family and good friends while preparing and sharing some of the best meals of the season.

This summer was especially memorable. I hosted and enjoyed numerous gatherings - large receptions as well as smaller, more casual breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. The flowers from my gardens were abundant and extraordinary, and with the vegetable gardens in Bedford and at Skylands producing so much bounty, our meals were sensational - we all ate and ate and ate so many delicious foods.

This is the first of several blogs I will share featuring some of the highlights of this summer in Maine - enjoy.

September 13, 2019

A Busy Saturday at Hollister House Garden and Clove Brook Farm

My calendar is always filled with events and speaking engagements.

Last weekend, I made a quick visit to the picturesque foothills of Litchfield County, Connecticut to speak at The Garden Study Weekend IX Symposium hosted by Hollister House Garden Inc. and The Garden Conservancy. I was one of several who participated in a series called “Garden Visions”. During my presentation, I talked about the lessons I learned as a child while tending my family’s garden with my father. I shared my thoughts on garden design, planting, and sustainability. And I presented a collection of photos from my own gardens - at Turkey Hill, my previous home in Westport, Connecticut, at Skylands in Maine, at Lily Pond in East Hampton, and of course, at my farm in Bedford. Following the symposium, I toured the beautifully manicured English inspired Hollister House Garden and then drove back to New York for a delicious dinner with friends. It was a busy, but very interesting and funfilled day.

Enjoy these photos.