June 5, 2018

A Spring Luncheon at My Farm

The flower gardens are glistening with color and life at my Bedford, New York farm - so perfect for a spring day gathering.

Yesterday, I hosted a luncheon at my home for a group of business colleagues and associates. My friend, Chef Pierre Schaedelin from PS Tailored Events, and I, planned a delicious menu for 13-guests that included spinach, asparagus and pea quiche, vegetable frittata, and a refreshing corn salad. For dessert, we had rhubarb crisp with homemade creme fraiche and rhubarb sorbet. It was a delicious meal. I also led a walking tour through my gardens to see the beautiful flowers in bloom, including my massive bed of herbaceous peonies. Be sure to see my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48 to see me and some of our gorgeous arrangements. 

Enjoy these photos.

 

June 4, 2018

The Herbaceous Peony Garden at My Farm

My herbaceous peony garden is blooming with brilliant pinks and whites!

Every spring, one of the most anticipated sights on the farm is my herbaceous peony garden in full bloom. When I first planted my peony garden, I focused on pink varieties, and planted 11-double rows of 22-peony types - all purchased from Roy Klehm, owner of Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery in Avalon, Wisconsin. I chose the varieties for their colors, their forms and their long blooming periods. And, I am happy to say, the garden has been a success ever since. Family and friends love stopping by to enjoy its splendor.

Here are some photos.

June 2, 2018

The First Garden Tour of the Season at My Farm

It’s garden tour season at my Bedford, New York farm.

Every now and then, I agree to open my gardens for private walking tours. This week, we hosted the first scheduled tour for the Garden Club of Manchester. The Garden Club of Manchester was founded in 1920 with a mission to raise horticultural interest in southern Vermont. The club has grown to more than 100-members and its work includes civic beautification and conservation projects throughout the region. Unfortunately, because of my busy work schedule, I wasn’t able to join them for the tour, but my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, guided the walk through the allees and gardens. The day was very cloudy, but everything was flourishing with color and life.

Here are some photos…