Storey staffers and friends share May garden scenes.
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 rain has brought some relief from recent drought. But we’re starving for a little sun and some sustained warmth! It’s on the horizon for this week, the forecast says. And judging from this look around our yards and gardens and neighborhood green spaces, there is a prelude to late spring’s grandeur happening all around, if we can be patient enough to notice. What’s blooming where you are? — Emily Spiegelman, Digital Features Editor
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
The word “heirloom” is usually used to describe an object that’s passed down through the generations. But skills and knowledge — knowing how to do or make something like blending herbal teas or cooking with cider — could work in much the same … Read More
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 … Read More
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
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