October 7, 2019

Finishing the New Allee at the Farm

The great allée planting project continues at my Bedford, New York farm.

Last week, after planting a selection of London plane trees along the lower hayfield carriage road, my outdoor grounds crew and gardeners planted about 100 smoke bushes, Cotinus coggygria - a deciduous shrub that's also commonly known as royal purple smoke bush, smoke tree, and purple smoke tree. The smoke bush is often used as a garden specimen because of its beautiful purple-pink smokey plumes. I love Cotinus and have many planted around my home. In time, the beautiful London planes and smoke bushes will fill in the area so nicely - I can’t wait.

Here are more photos - enjoy.