Storey staffers and friends share scenes from summer gardens.
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 earth thoroughly quenched, our gardens are beginning to rejoice amidst the mud. Lilies are lords of the land in July, from here to Norway (as you’ll see), berries are bursting, and towering flowers like hollyhocks and foxgloves are reaching great heights. This early summer onslaught has me hungry for the sunflowers, dahlias, and zinnias I started from seed and tuber that are now full of late summer promise. But I’m not rushing things, no, no, not I. Patience, grasshopper. What’s blooming where you are? — Emily Spiegelman, Digital Features Editor
Last month, we were still digging out from a punishing winter. (It actually snowed here on April 30). In May, we’re making up for lost time. To stroll down the street in the center of town here in North Adams today is … Read More
If you’re a regular reader of the Storey blog, you know that each year, on the fifteenth of every month between April and October, our staff (and sometimes our friends and family members) join in Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. We post photos … Read More
Is there special meaning in numbers? There are schools of thought that say so. I’ve been thinking a lot about numbers lately. This year — 2018 — marks Storey’s 35th birthday. What do we have to show for three-and-a-half decades of publishing? For one, we … Read More
My 4-year-old nephew, Louie, loves to observe and explore his surroundings. He’s a city kid through and through, so many of the observations he’s stockpiled reflect his Brooklyn upbringing: he can rattle off which subway lines run express, corrects his parents about bus routes, and … Read More
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