June 8, 2019

Planting the Skylands Terrace 2019

My large “iced terrace” at Skylands, overlooking Seal Harbor, is full of beautiful, green plant life once again.

I spent last weekend at my home in Maine to carry out my yearly task of planting all the large urns, pots and planters. Usually, I do this over Memorial Day weekend, but this time, because of my very busy work schedule, I couldn’t go until the following week. Planting the terrace is quite an undertaking, but I always enjoy this project, 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, New York farm during winter, and then carefully loaded onto a trailer and delivered to Maine for the summer months. As soon as I arrive there, I design the layout of where things will go, and then bright and early the next day, we all get to work.

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