July 28, 2021

My Blooming White Lily Garden

The white lily garden at my Bedford, New York farm is overflowing with gorgeous blooms.

Two years ago, I decided to transform the area in front of my main greenhouse into a more formal garden with hostas and white lilies. The beds were planted in a grid pattern, framing squares across the entire area and then filling each square with about 25 lilies in each, organized by height from back to front. The lilies came from Zabo Plant, a wholesale bulb supplier in The Netherlands. Some of the varieties include: 'Severn', 'Saronno', 'Kayenta', 'Maxima', 'Crystal Blanca', 'Zambesi', 'Nova Zembla', 'Seine', 'Castellani', 'San Christina', 'Serena Madonna', and 'Roselily Angela'. The garden has flourished since it was first planted - looking more and more lush and vibrant every summer.

Enjoy these photos.

July 27, 2021

Maintaining My Winter House Terrace Gardens

We're making lots of progress with our long list of summer chores here at the farm.

This time of year can be very hectic - my gardeners and outdoor grounds crew are busy keeping up with all the rapid growth in the garden beds. Many days are spent trimming and pruning the hedges and shrubs, mowing the horse paddocks and hay fields, tending the vegetable and flower gardens - and of course, weeding, weeding, weeding. Last week, the team tackled the terraces outside my Winter House - clipping and shaping the boxwood and golden barberry.

Here are some photos, enjoy.

July 26, 2021

A Late July Harvest at My Farm

If you have a vegetable garden, how is it doing this year? Mine continues to produce bounties of beautiful and nutritious foods.

Last week, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, picked another sizable amount of vegetables from my Bedford, New York farm, including some of the season's cucumbers, artichokes, peppers, cabbage, and so much more.

Here is an update on what we last picked - let me know what you're harvesting from your garden this week!