September 28, 2019

Caring for My Dawn Redwoods, Pin Oaks and Weeping Hornbeams

Here in the Northeast, this weekend is expected to be clear and mild - great weather for getting much-needed gardening chores completed around my Bedford, New York farm.

My gardeners and outdoor grounds crew have been very busy pruning, shaping, and cleaning some of the groves and allees. Proper pruning is necessary to maintain the health of the plants, prevent disease and to encourage good flowering. It is also important for any surrounding specimens that may be affected by overcrowding or over-shading. Whenever I am home, I always find time to check that everything is growing and thriving, and I work closely with the crew to develop an ongoing list of tasks - there's always so much to maintain around a farm. This week, the team tackled the dawn redwoods near my chicken coops, the majestic pin oaks, and the six standard weeping hornbeams in my party lawn.

Enjoy these photos.