May 15, 2019

Planting Trees in the Shade Garden

A garden at my Bedford, New York farm goes through another transformation.

If you follow my blog regularly, you may recall our giant tree removal project in January when I had several trees taken down from the shade garden near my Tenant House. Six 125-foot trees were leaning dangerously close to the structure and had to be removed for safety reasons. The area looked very pretty without the trees, but the plantings below still needed adequate shade to thrive. Last week, I purchased two 10 to 12-foot Japanese maples I knew would look perfect in this space. It was a big task to plant the heavy specimens, so it was all hands on deck to get the job done.

Here are some photos - enjoy.