October 13, 2020

Caring for Ferns Before Winter Storage

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, my gardeners and outdoor grounds crew continue the annual chore of moving the warm-weather plants indoors for the winter.

I love ferns and grow many varieties around the farm and in my greenhouse. It's amazing that there are more than 10-thousand different species of these non-flowering perennials. They are so versatile for both planting in pots and in the landscape. Yesterday, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, pruned a collection of bird's nest ferns and sword ferns before transferring them into my heated and temperature-controlled hoop house.

Enjoy these photos.