J. Powers Shepard started planting gardens pretty much the minute he and his wife Jeanna bought their East Chop home in 2010. He’s still at it.

Susie Middleton

Do you wrap your bushes or leave them au naturel?

Jenny Allen

How to turn even the humblest yard into a wildlife sanctuary.

Tom Chase

In the heart of Oak Bluffs, a myriad of tiny plots and planters merge to create a single grand and infinitely strollable garden.

Jessica B. Harris

Whether it’s an over-leaning leaner or an inner mainmast waiting to be set free, Mark Clements is at your service.

Rebecca Busselle

A garden lives on in memory of the painter who created it.

Phyllis Meras

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.

Susie Middleton

Prudy Burt swung her Toyota Tacoma off of North Road and onto the shoulder. She traipsed confidently through the brush, pushing branches out of her way as she headed for Mill Brook. A Burt-led tour of the brook is both history lesson and gossip column, environmental report and storytelling session. She names each pond and knows the property owner responsible for every dam (and whether their children like to fish).

Heidi Sistare

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