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
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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Oy vey, spring! Enough of this pretty relentless string of chillier-than-usual, gray and rainy days. Sure, we escaped a repeat of last year’s stone fruit-killing cold snap (and fruit growers in our region are promising a season of epic production), and all the … Read More
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