Storey staffers and friends share glimpses of what’s flowering in their gardens, yards, and the wide world beyond.
Can we just go head and call June “peony season”? These big-headed blooms, with buds beloved by ants and with tissue paper-like petals, may have a short lifespan. When they’re happening, though, I have a hard time resisting a stop in each yard I pass to appreciate their beauty and acknowledge the fact that summer is around the corner. But limiting this month to a celebration of one kind of flower is to give everything else blossoming short shrift — and there is a lot blossoming right now; not just here in New England but — as you’ll see from this month’s post — across the pond as well. As azaleas fade, irises abound and mock orange’s perfume wafts. We welcome all of it. What’s blooming where you are? — Emily Spiegelman, Digital Content Manager
Though she normally posts from Williamstown, Massachusetts, Deb’s Bloom Day pictures this month are from her recent journey with her daughter along the Mediterranean, a gift from Storey celebrating her 25 years at the company. The photos show some of what’s blooming in Athens, Aix-en-Provence (France), and the Cinque Terre and Lombardy areas of northern Italy.
A couple of years ago, when fermentation authors Kirsten and Christopher Shockey were considering their next project, I asked Kirsten if she’d ever made miso. She said she hadn’t, but she was curious about it. Passionate curiosity is a quality that comes naturally to the … Read More
I’ve never been one to make resolutions. In fact, I’m not a planner at all. My natural inclination is to “plant ideas” and wait for them to flower at some later time (which they seem to do almost unconsciously, often surprising me). It was probably … Read More
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 … Read More
What do a flower pot, a saucepan lid, a dandelion, and a plain old metal coat hanger have in common? They all can make music, and together they can make up an orchestra. And in the same way that many ordinary objects have the potential … Read More
While our friends in some parts of the country are suffering extreme heat and others are just on the other side of June’s record rainfall, summer is settling in nicely here in New England. Apart from last week’s uncomfortable temperatures, it’s been a pretty blissful … Read More
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