08.30.11

At many in-town homes, the area between the street and the house can be too small a patch to mow but too big to ignore.

Susan Catling

08.30.11

One gardener shares observations gleaned from years of planting and tending a multitude of roses, some more gratifying than others.

Sally Bennet

10.01.10

Overflowing with colorful blooms, window boxes dress up many Island homes and businesses in the spring and summer, but with a little extra effort, you can have eye-catching displays through fall and winter too. We asked four State Road garden centers for some window box ideas for all four seasons.

Susan Catling

09.01.10

Rampaging foxtail grass staves off one homeowner’s attempts to halt its advance in her garden.

Margaret Knight

08.01.10

Dorothy Chaffee’s Edgartown house and garden are a celebration of a life well lived with her late husband, Henry. The homes they shared together are depicted in a hand-painted dining room mural, and she continues his gardening legacy in a charming backyard landscape.

Brittany Lyte

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.

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.

Susan Catling

04.01.10

Four different plant combos can bring a variety of colors, textures, and looks to your yard, and you won’t have to worry so much about them getting nibbled by your neighbors.

Justin Ahren

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