April 20, 2023

Planting a Hedge of European Hornbeams

Creating new garden spaces takes a lot of time, planning, and patience, but it's always so exciting to see areas evolve and take shape.

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, we're working on a new garden near my stable. You may have caught a small glimpse at it on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48. You'll see more in a an upcoming episode of "Martha Gardens" exclusively on the Roku Channel. Enclosing this new garden, I decided to plant a hedge of European Hornbeams, Carpinus betulus - a fast-growing deciduous tree. Not long ago, my outdoor grounds crew planted about 300-bare root hornbeams from JLPN, a three-generation family owned tree company in Salem, Oregon that focuses on growing deciduous seedlings and softwood rooted cuttings. I am so pleased with how they look - and they're already showing lots of healthy new growth.

Here are some photos, enjoy.