Storey staffers and friends share scenes from late summer gardens.
I don’t know when, precisely, this happened, but we’ve turned a corner toward fall in our little corner of the world. Day length is lessening, mornings feel autumnal, and there are a few grand maples I pass every day that are very clearly turning red. This kind of seasonal shift throws me into a panic over how quickly the last eight months of the year have passed, and how quickly the last four are coming. But then I stop myself and look around. There’s still plenty of summer to be found in the garden. Tomatoes are finally ripening, peaches and plums and late summer berries proliferate, and — as you’ll see from this month’s post — an abundance of blooms are just coming into their own. We still have time, I keep reminding myself. Time for open windows and crickets chirping and corn stalks that tower over us, obscuring where we came from and where we’re going, and demand that we be right where we are, right now. What’s blooming where you are? — Emily Spiegelman, Digital Features Editor
We’ve been lucky in New England this month (so far, anyway). We’ve managed to escape a particularly destructive hurricane season that’s hit the South hard, and we’re not buried under a thick cloud of smoke from nearby wildfires like many parts of the West.
I didn’t grow up in a house where we canned our own food. For my parents (both city kids from Philadelphia, raised in the ’40s and ’50s) fresh vegetables and the fruits were few and far between. Summers brought some New Jersey tomatoes and corn, … Read More
You might not yet be aware of this phenomenon, but there are an awful lot days in a year. The number of days has stayed the same, but now, there are the other days to think about. There are serious days and
What a difference a year makes! Last year at this time, we were feeling the effects of drought on plant, animal, and humans alike. This year, we’ve had rain so often and in such big amounts that we’re floating — sometimes literally: But with the … Read More
June is, indeed, bustin’ out all over. It only took a few days of swampy air and soaring temps for those blooms to pop! This month, irises and chives, poppies and peonies dominate, but a few of us are lamenting the lateness of things that … Read More
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