September 29, 2023

Early Fall Cleaning in the Summer House Garden

My gardeners and outdoor grounds crew continue to check off big tasks from our long to-do list here at the farm - among them, cleaning the sunken garden behind my Summer House.

Some of you may recall, I began planning this formal garden more than 10 years ago. The focal point is the great old ginkgo tree at the back of the space that is original to the property. Over time, I've planted American and English boxwood, smaller ginkgo trees, smoke bushes, Siberian weeping pea shrubs, peonies, hostas, lilies, alliums, and so much more. Yesterday, Ryan and Brian tended to the beds - weeding, raking, and cleaning the entire area.

Here are some photos, enjoy.