June 19, 2019

Planting a New Garden Bed

Another exciting garden transformation is underway at my Bedford, New York farm.

Last year, I decided to make a few changes to the beds surrounding my main greenhouse. The areas had long been home to many berry bushes, but it was time to transplant them to a larger patch where they could continue to flourish. I created a new more formal garden with hostas and white lilies outside the front entrance to the greenhouse. And in back, I designated the space for just dahlias - those colorful, spiky flowers that bloom from midsummer right through the first frost. Many of our dahlia tubers are from Floret, a family farm and floral design studio in the State of Washington that specializes in organic, handcrafted arrangements for special events. Owner Erin Benzakein has created a thriving business - in fact, she was one of our American Made Honorees in 2014.

This week, my gardeners planted the new dahlia bed - here are some photos, enjoy.