August 25, 2023

Planting Eastern Redbud Trees at the Farm

Every year, I always plant a collection of interesting and beautiful trees. It is such a joy to watch the gardens, groves, and allées evolve and expand around my Bedford, New York farm.

This week, we planted 12 Cercis canadensis trees, or eastern redbuds - the state tree of Oklahoma. They came from Select Horticulture in nearby Pound Ridge, a nursery that offers an extensive inventory of  quality specimens, including unusual and rare trees and shrubs in hard-to-find sizes. Since these redbuds are quite tall already, I decided to place them on both sides of the carriage road down by my chicken coops and hoop houses where they will all get full sun.

Enjoy these photos.