July 30, 2020

Picking Eggplants, Squash, Cucumbers and More

Every summer, I try to spend as much time as possible at Skylands, my home in Seal Harbor, Maine. I always enjoy my visits there with my family.

Fortunately, we were able to harvest another sizable amount of delicious vegetables just in time for my trip. This harvest included some of the season's eggplants, cucumbers, squash, peppers, and lots of beans.

Enjoy these photos. And, be sure to tune in to HGTV tomorrow, Friday, July 31st at 10/9c, for the premiere of my new series "Martha Knows Best" - I'll be sharing lots of gardening tips and offering my best pointers for planting and maintaining home gardens.

July 29, 2020

Cutting and Arranging Lilies

My Winter House is filled with gorgeous, bright, and fragrant lilies.

If you follow my blog regularly, you may have seen yesterday's post on my beautiful white lily garden just outside my main greenhouse. Last weekend on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48, I also showed some of the lilies that are currently flowering around my home in East Hampton. Lilies are at their peak here in New York - it's the perfect time to cut some of the lovely blossoms to make cheerful arrangements.

Enjoy these photos.

July 28, 2020

My White Lily Garden

My Bedford, New York farm is overflowing with lilies.

Last year, we transformed 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'. They bloomed so beautifully last summer, and this year the flowers look even more vibrant.

Enjoy these photos.