May 25, 2017

Preparing for a Weekend at Skylands

Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching.

For me, every Memorial Day weekend signals a significant change of seasons. It's traditionally the weekend I go to Skylands, my home in Maine. Every year, I make the special trip to plant the outdoor urns, pots and planters. It’s quite an undertaking, but I actually enjoy the time, especially with the group that accompanies me from year to year. Many of the tropical and exotic specimens are stored in a hoop house at my Bedford farm during winter, and then carefully loaded onto a trailer and delivered to Maine for the summer months. 

Yesterday, my gardeners and outdoor grounds crew worked hard to prepare everything for the trip - they harvested lots of delicious vegetables from the greenhouse and prepared the plants heading north for the season. Here are some photos - enjoy.