April 12, 2023

Spring Garden Care Around My Pool

We're now in the third week of spring, all the protective burlap is removed from the boxwood and ornamental urns, and seasonal chores have begun at my Bedford, New York farm.

The area around my pool is planted with a variety of dark-colored burgundy-black leafed plants. I always try to incorporate unique and interesting specimens in the gardens. Along the inside of the pool's fence, I have a growing hedge of purple columnar beech trees, Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple' - a splendid tree with deep-purple foliage. On the outside of the fence, I have Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’ and Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple.’ Yesterday, my outdoor grounds crew checked all the specimens, pruned what was necessary, and dressed all the beds with nutrient-rich compost. All the gardens are looking better and better every day.

Enjoy these photos.