October 22, 2022

Time to Store All the Tropical Plants

October is a very important month here at my Bedford, New York farm. It's when my gardeners and outdoor grounds crew are rushing to get all my warm weather container plants inside the greenhouses.

I have quite a large collection of citrus trees and other tropical specimens. Because I live in a four-season region, during colder months it’s vital these plants move indoors where the temperature and humidity levels can be controlled. Plants that spent the summer at Skylands, my home in Maine, are also brought back to Bedford for storage. Most of them are kept in one of two hoop houses designated specifically for these plants. It’s a tedious process to put all these container plants away, but a very important one that helps to keep my plants thriving.

Enjoy these photos.