September 21, 2022

Grooming the Topiaries in My Winter House Courtyard

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, we're all busy with late season gardening chores - most recently, grooming the Australian Brush Cherry topiaries, Eugenia myrtifolia, in the gravel courtyard behind my Winter House.

Topiary is the horticultural practice of training perennial plants by clipping the foliage and twigs of trees or shrubs to develop and maintain clearly defined shapes. Topiary Eugenia prefers sunny locations where all parts of the plant can receive direct sunlight. It is relatively slow growing, so occasional trimming and grooming are needed to keep it nicely sculpted.

Here is a short clip of me grooming one of the topiaries with my favorite STIHL HSA 26 Battery-Powered Garden Shears followed by some photos, enjoy.


September 20, 2022

The Martha Stewart Podcast

I hope you've all had a chance to listen to my Podcast, "The Martha Stewart Podcast." If not, you can hear it on the iHeart Media App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Since I launched the show earlier this summer, I've had a terrific lineup of guests. Among them - Snoop Dogg, Alex Rodriguez, Chelsea Handler, Clive Davis, Ai Weiwei, Malcolm Gladwell, Jean Pigozzi, and many more. Some of my podcasts are recorded right here at my Bedford, New York farm. We set up a comfortable space with lights, microphones, and mobile phone camera to capture the video of these informative and inspiring conversations. I'm having such a great time doing these shows and we're scheduling more and more for the weeks and months ahead, so be sure to listen!

Here are some photos, enjoy.

September 19, 2022

A Wedding at Clove Brook Farm

With its emerald green lawns, manicured gardens, and a newly built barn clad with crisp white board and batten siding, a lovingly restored 1830s Greek Revival farm house in New York's Hudson Valley is a beautiful setting for a wedding.

Just over a week ago, I attended a very special wedding at Clove Brook Farm in Millbrook - the home of my friends and the grooms of honor, Christopher Spitzmiller and Anthony Bellomo. They were married outdoors on a gorgeous late summer day in front of their dearest family and friends.

Here are some photos, enjoy.