03.30.10

Professional gardener Peggy Schwier addresses the challenges of designing a property responsibly within the Vineyard landscape.

By Peggy Schwier

04.01.10

What happens when big dreams meet conservation commission realities.

By Jim Miller

04.01.10

It was raining hard, with not a hint of a breeze. The air was hot and heavy, feeling tropical and clammy as it settled on my skin.

By Lorraine St. Pierre

04.01.10

“Dahlias really make me sick!” Could the etiquette author, known for her Edgartown garden of shoulder-high dahlias, really have written these words? Even Emily Post couldn’t make the Vineyard’s weather behave.

By Susan Catling

04.01.10

“Even trees do not die without a groan.” – Henry David Thoreau.

By Karla Araujo

04.01.10

A West Tisbury couple rebounds and rebuilds after fire destroys their retirement home.

By Anne McCarthy Strauss

10.01.08

Composting may seem like old news, but doing it with a bin full of worms probably doesn’t. Red wiggler worms offer great benefits to the organic gardener, producing both a natural fertilizer and an effective pesticide. And they eat your kitchen scraps.

By Tom Dresser

04.01.08

As with certain human visitors who wear out their welcome, Martha’s Vineyard hosts many invasive plant pests: purple loosestrife, Norway maple, Russian olive, phragmites, some miscanthus, even the occasional ailanthus tree. But the grand champion of the invaders is Oriental bittersweet, Celastrus orbiculatus.

By Jim Miller

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