July 25, 2016

Get Back to Routine with Office by Martha Stewart™ Exclusively at Staples

It may still be the middle of summer, but it’s never too early to get ready for back-to-school and back to your routine. Office by Martha Stewart™ exclusively at staples.com/marthastewart and at Staples stores can help.

I am so proud of this entire line of products. This customizable collection makes organizing small businesses, offices, and personal workspaces very easy. It includes customer favorites, such as the Stack+Fit™ desktop system and Discbound™ notebooks in great colors to match any decor. And, I just released 20-new products for your organizing needs. Using Office by Martha Stewart™ is a great way to keep your home office stylish and functional.

Available in select Staples stores or shop online! And, now through August 20th, you can get a special “BUY 2 GET 1 FREE” offer on all the products in my collection. Just use coupon code 85194 when ordering at staples.com/marthastewart.

Here are some photos, and a fun short video showing our products - enjoy.

 

July 23, 2016

Summer Flowers in Bloom

This year's summer flowers are thriving in my cutting garden.

This garden has developed so nicely since I switched it with my vegetable garden a few years ago after an infestation of mole crickets. I have been so pleased with the progress in both locations.

Since the change, I’ve added more and more flowering plants. My gardeners, Ryan and Wilmer, spend a lot of time and care placing and planting each specimen - taking into consideration mature plant size and growth habit.

Many of the flowers have bloomed so beautifully - here are some photos. Enjoy.

July 22, 2016

Harvesting Garlic

It’s the perfect time to harvest my garlic...

Determining when garlic is ready to harvest can be tricky. If it’s harvested too soon, the cloves are small and underdeveloped. Harvested too late, and the clove heads begin to separate, making them more vulnerable to decay.

Garlic is divided into two categories. The supermarket variety, called softneck, produces long-lasting bulbs with many cloves around a soft center stem. Softneck garlic produces no flower stalk. Hardneck garlics are noted for their stiff central stalk, fewer cloves, relatively short shelf life, and their intriguingly complex flavors.

This week, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, harvested our crop of harneck garlic. The varieties include: American Porcelain, Music Porcelain, Chesnok Red-Purple, Majestic Porcelain, Italian Red Porcelain, German Extra Hardy Porcelain, Turbans, Russian Giant Marble-Purple Stripe, Asian Tempest Asiatic, Georgian Crystal Porcelain, Romanian Red Porcelain, Amish-Rocambole, and Georgian Fire. Enjoy the photos.