May 31, 2017

Planting the Skylands Terrace 2017

The terraces at Skylands are bursting with plant life and color once again.

I spent Memorial Day weekend at my home in Maine to carry out my yearly task of planting the large urns, pots and planters that adorn the exterior of the house. It’s quite an undertaking, but I always enjoy the time, especially with the group that accompanies me from year to year. The greenhouse at Skylands isn’t large enough to accommodate the big plants during winter, so many of the tropical and exotic specimens are stored in a hoop house at my Bedford farm, and then carefully loaded onto a trailer and delivered to Maine for the summer months. As soon as I get there, I design the layout of where things should go, and then we all get to work.

It's always a wonderful time - enjoy these photos.