May 1, 2017

Planting in the Gardens

Planting is in full-swing at my Bedford, New York farm.

My gardeners, Ryan and Wilmer, and our summer intern from the School of Professional Horticulture at The New York Botanical Garden, Wambui, have been very busy planting young specimens grown from seed right here in my greenhouse. We sow thousands of seeds each year. Starting from seed isn’t difficult. They can be planted closely together in seed starting trays, and then once grown, pulled apart for transplanting outdoors. My flower cutting garden will be so full of color this summer.

We added lots of new plants in the perennial garden across from my long clematis pergola. They will join the Epimediums, Syneilesis, Polygonatum, and Disporum that we planted in this space last year. Although it is still a work in progress, it is looking more and more amazing every day. We're also using some of our new tools from Gardener's Supply Company - handy trowels and spades that have made the planting process easy and efficient. Enjoy these photos.