October 7, 2009

Planting Japanese maples and a TV shoot behind the scenes

Yesterday, I blogged about choosing and purchasing 117 Japanese maple trees from Environmentals, a nursery in Cutchogue, New York. After unloading the trees, Shaun affixed metal nametags onto each specimen and started positioning them in the shade garden, paying close attention to size and shape. Because I think it's very important to document such projects, I asked my field television crew to visit last Friday and take footage for a segment, which will air in early November. It was a perfect day for planting and I was impressed when Shaun reported that all 117 trees were in the ground and watered by day's end. Francesca and Sharkey were also involved with the planting and posted it on their blog today, as well.

Photos By Eliad Laskin