May 27, 2023

What's Blooming in My Flower Garden?

This year, everything seems to be blooming earlier in the gardens - my flower garden is bursting with so much color and life.

The perennial flower cutting garden is located just outside my main greenhouse at the foot of my long clematis pergola. My gardeners and I spend a lot of time caring for this garden - carefully placing and planting each specimen. Right now it is already showing off many lupines, poppies, columbines, irises, dianthus, alliums, peonies, and more. Such a gorgeous welcome to summer this Memorial Day Weekend.

Here are some photos, enjoy.

May 26, 2023

Planting Eggplants and Peppers in My Vegetable Garden

The season's outdoor vegetable crops are all thriving and looking great.

My gardeners and outdoor grounds crew have been very busy in my new vegetable garden. Over the last six weeks, we've planted many crops - potatoes, asparagus, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, artichokes, herbs and more. This week, we planted eggplants and peppers - both sweet and hot. I love these vegetables and always plant enough to share with my family and friends. Soon the entire garden will be filled with rows of wonderful and nutritious produce.

Enjoy these photos.


May 25, 2023

Bringing Out My Tropical Plants for the Season

I love large urns filled with tropical plants.

I have a rather sizable collection of tropical specimens at my Bedford, New York farm. During the winter, they are all stored in special greenhouses. Once the warm weather arrives, they are all brought out for display - some go to my home in Maine, and the remainder of the plants are placed in various locations here at Cantitoe Corners. It is a big undertaking to move all these plants at the beginning and end of each season. Thankfully, I have the help of a strong outdoor grounds crew and some heavy-duty farm equipment to get the job done.

Enjoy these photos.