the summer collection is here!


Just popping in to say that the summer collection is here

Also, I’ll be away from the studio beginning later this week, so orders placed before Tuesday, July 11th at 6pm will ship before I depart, and orders placed after that time will ship when I return, beginning on July 24th. 

Thank you so much for your patience and support, as always, and wishing you a summer full of beauty and abundance!

the native plant garden at NYBG in late summer


It's a pleasure to visit the native plant garden at NYBG in any season, but I am especially fond of the garden in the late summer, when everything has reached a state of beautifully overgrown intensity that overwhelms the senses. On a warm, lazy weekday afternoon, we were some of the only visitors, which made it all the easier to hear the abundant songs of the resident birds and insects, as well as the soft sounds of native grasses touched by the barest of breezes. The goldenrods (Solidago spp.) were in full flower, floating magically amidst drifts of purple lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis) and milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) going to seed. I especially loved the sprawling patches of our native cactus (Opuntia humifusa). 

Enormous clumps of Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium spp.) mingled with Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum spp.) with the beautifully textured palm sedge (Carex muskingumensis) in the foreground.

Milkweed (Asclepias spp.) pods about to release their silky seeds.

The most joyful, meadowy jumble of goldenrods. This part of the garden was the place most abuzz with pollinators. Native bees, flies, wasps and beetles all abound in a numbers and diversity rarely seen so near an urban center. 

A fascinating array of pitcher plants (Sarracenia spp.) and wetland flora, including the delicately beautiful Tuberous Grasspink (Calopogon tuberosus). 

The meadow above the pond as the light began to fade. Soft and lush and full of life. 

 You can find more information about the garden here, including an interactive map of plants. I hope you'll visit soon, if you can!

a summer collection update


We've just returned from our annual summer trip to the Northwest, thanks so much for your patience while I've been away! It's a relief to retreat to the cool shade of the new studio on these hot August days, and I've been working to prepare a few limited-edition offerings for the seasonal shift ahead. This spring and summer have been a bit of a whirlwind as I prepared to move the studio again, but we're now all settled into our new space downtown, and I couldn't be happier. Stay tuned for a little studio-warming event announcement in September!

In the meantime, very limited quantities of our summer collection are still available in the shop. If you've had your eye on this season's limited edition items, don't wait much longer, as they are nearly sold out and won't be available again until next summer. 

A small batch of my very favorite seasonal tea, the Rose, Tulsi & Lemon Balm Green Tea Cold-Brew blend is now available again, too. This bright and beautiful summery tea features organic lemon balm from Lancaster, PA, organic Tulsi from Long Island, organic rose petals from Florida grown by veterans in a horticultural rehabilitation program, and organic Himalayan green tea from Nepal. My purchase of this very special green tea supports earthquake recovery efforts in Nepal. This tea blend is a labor of love and the raw materials that go into it support beautiful people doing good work. And the cold-brewing process is really the only one you'll want to undertake in the summer heat. 
This is truly a sip with a story, and I'm so proud to be able to share it with you. Find it here.

Sending you the ripest, sweetest wishes for these late summer days!


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