August 2, 2018

Planting Around My Pool

Planting projects at my Bedford, New York farm continue with a group of beautiful shrubs around the pool.

This week, the outdoor grounds crew took on the large task of planting about 200-specimens along the pool's fence. On the inside of the fence, we already have a growing hedge of purple columnar beech trees, Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' - a splendid tree with deep-purple foliage that holds its color all season. For the outside of the fence, I chose to plant Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’ and Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’. I always try to incorporate unique and interesting plantings into my gardens - both these shrubs have superlative color, appealing form, and will look excellent in this area. 

Here are some photos - enjoy.