May 25, 2017

Preparing for a Weekend at Skylands

Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching.

For me, every Memorial Day weekend signals a significant change of seasons. It's traditionally the weekend I go to Skylands, my home in Maine. Every year, I make the special trip to plant the outdoor urns, pots and planters. It’s quite an undertaking, but I actually enjoy the time, especially with the group that accompanies me from year to year. Many of the tropical and exotic specimens are stored in a hoop house at my Bedford farm during winter, and then carefully loaded onto a trailer and delivered to Maine for the summer months. 

Yesterday, my gardeners and outdoor grounds crew worked hard to prepare everything for the trip - they harvested lots of delicious vegetables from the greenhouse and prepared the plants heading north for the season. Here are some photos - enjoy.

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May 24, 2017

Planting Onions in the Vegetable Garden

Planting is in full swing down in my vegetable garden.

Ryan, Wilmer, and our NYBG intern, Wambui, have been very busy planting the broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, and scattering seeds for the carrots, parsnips, beets, and all kinds of other greens. A couple of weeks ago, they also planted the onion crop. The onions were started from seed in my greenhouse earlier this year and were finally ready to transplant into our beds. I am looking forward to a bountiful harvest!

Enjoy these gardening photos…

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May 23, 2017

Martha & Marley Spoon: Grill with Martha

It’s time to start thinking about summer entertaining.

Last week, to celebrate the beautiful warm weather, we hosted a special Martha & Marley Spoon Grilling event at our New York City headquarters. Nearly 50 lifestyle editors and influencers, and members of the press, attended the gathering. We provided lots of grilling ideas, tips and a special vinaigrette station where guests could make their own healthy, wholesome and flavorful salad dressing. We served a selection of skewers and kebabs - all available from our Martha & Marley Spoon meal kit menu. And, the grilling tools, platters, bowls and accessories are from my collection exclusively at Macy's. Plus, everyone enjoyed wine from our new Martha Stewart Wine Co. It was a wonderful time for all, and a great way to welcome the summer season.

Here are some photos.

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