October 24, 2022

Planting American Sweetgum 'Slender Silhouette' in My Maze

I hope you've seen my newest show "Martha Gardens" on The Roku Channel. If you haven't, you can stream it free right now.

My new series welcomes all of you to my Bedford, New York farm, where I share some of my most valuable gardening lessons, tips, and ideas. In the first episode, I show you my new living maze and how I selected and planted the first specimens for this giant and fun project. I started with European beech, European hornbeams, boxwood, parrotias, and a variety of espaliered apple trees. My gardeners, outdoor grounds crew, and I have already done some much since we started the maze earlier this year. Recently, we planted several Liquidambar styraciflua 'Slender Silhouette' trees, American sweetgums. As these trees mature, they will maintain their erect, columnar form, growing up to 50 feet tall and only about four-feet wide. My plan is to plant as many interesting trees, hedges, espaliers, and shrubs as possible in this space.

Enjoy these photos.