June 3, 2021

Adding Plants to My Gardens

It takes a lot of time and patience to develop a garden. Here at my Bedford, New York farm, I pay close attention to all the beds - how the plants grow, what varieties work best, and what areas need filling. And then, every spring I add a few more colorful and interesting specimens.

Over the holiday weekend in Maine, I visited several nurseries - Surry Gardens, Frost Farms, Plants Unlimited, and Dublin Gardens. I was able to bring back a nice collection of beautiful plants including physocarpus, peonies, irises, baptisia, and some stonecrop sedums to add to the wall below my terrace parterre. Yesterday, Ryan, Brian, and Phurba got them all planted before today's expected rain.

Enjoy these photos. And tomorrow, I'll start sharing images from my Memorial Day weekend at Skylands.