Storey staffers and friends share October garden scenes.
Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite season in New England (and no, it’s not just because apple cider donuts are suddenly available everywhere). It’s the cooler air, the brilliant foliage, the bustle of creatures preparing for winter, the gradual turning inward, and gardens going slowly, brilliantly quiet. This month, all of contributor MaryAnn Nøbben’s photos show a world covered in frost’s jagged lace. She is in Norway, of course, but such scenes are on their way to us soon enough. In the meantime, let’s soak up as much autumn garden splendor as we can. What’s (still) blooming where you are? — Emily Spiegelman, Digital Features Editor
October gardens in our part of the country are a mix of determined plants that flourish in dwindling daylight and cooler temperatures, and fading flowers, shriveled and darkened. The fall season means that some of us are already thinking of spring. We’re busy planting garlic … Read More
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
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
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