A garden lives on in memory of the painter who created it.
Sculptor and stoneworker Eben Armer has a passion for granite, as poet and dock builder Steve Ewing discovered one hot summer afternoon.
We consulted with our favorite gardeners, both professional and merely obsessional, and came up with this handy to-do list for spring flower duties.
Peter Norris of Chilmark is on a quest to create the holy grail of rhododendrons.
After more than three decades designing and taking care of Vineyard gardens large and small, Peggy Schwier has learned that the best horticulture teacher of all is the garden itself.
The Vineyard has many spots where eelgrass conveniently washes ashore, ready to be shoveled up and hauled off to improve a home garden.
What if the secret to happiness lay right outside your kitchen door? In a pretty little garden, full of delicious things to eat. It might sound far-fetched to suggest that a kitchen garden can relieve stress, lift your mood, and even ease depression, but new studies suggest there’s a scientific basis – perhaps even a soil bacterium that elevates serotonin – for the pleasure we can get from digging in the dirt.
You stare at that dry, sandy patch of finicky Island soil in front of your home and envision a low flowering shrub that is drought tolerant and can thrive in partial sunlight. Wouldn’t hurt if the plant were a Vineyard native, too. But you wonder, is that combination possible to find?
Nicole Grace Mercier