Storey staffers and friends share scenes from their late summer gardens.
What began as a pretty wonderful summer here in the Northeast has become a Super Soaker. While news of raging wildfires in the dry, dry western states and Europe comes steadily each day, we have spent the last month feeling very much like we’re living inside a hot cloud: surrounded by damp, clingy air that never feels fresh and near-daily — sometimes torrential — flooding rains. We, and our gardens, are hungry for steady sun and a dry breeze, something our western counterparts are perhaps feeling weary of. Wetness aside, a few hardy souls made it out to wander the saturated soil and still managed to capture these colorful late summer scenes. What’s blooming where you are? — Emily Spiegelman, Digital Content Manager