May 30, 2018

Planting the Skylands Terrace 2018

The terraces at Skylands are decorated with beautiful and colorful plants once again.

I spent the Memorial Day weekend at my home on Mt. Desert Island, Maine to carry out my annual task of planting the large ornamental urns 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 - this year, I was joined by my daughter, Alexis, her children, Jude and Truman, and my dear friends, Kevin Sharkey and Hannah Milman. Many of the tropical and exotic specimens we plant are stored in a hoop house at my Bedford, New York farm, and then carefully loaded onto a trailer and delivered to Maine for the summer months. As soon as we arrive, I design the layout of where things will go, and we all get to work.

It's wonderful tradition I look forward to every spring - enjoy these photos.