April 9, 2024

Creating a New Flower Cutting Garden, Part I

Dozens of beautiful stone pavers that once covered my former East Hampton terrace have new purpose here at my Bedford, New York farm.

Now that I have a new and giant half-acre vegetable garden closer to my home, I needed to figure out what to do with the smaller garden down by the chicken coops. Last year, we used it to grow all our pumpkins. Once they were all harvested, I decided I wanted this space to be a more formal flower cutting garden, where varieties would be organized in sections and size, color, and bloom time would be planned appropriately to maintain a continuous supply of flowers throughout the season. So far, we've tilled the soil, planted a selection of herbaceous peonies, and yesterday, completed the new bluestone footpath down the center of the garden.

Here are some photos, enjoy.