A plague of invisible nematodes is threatening one of the signature species of the Island’s forests.

By Thomas Humphrey


Two generations later, the deBettencourts return to their family home.

By Sydney Bender


Often compared to Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh is a big name known for big projects all over the world. But his latest design on the Island he seasonally calls home proves that inspiration can come from the smallest of places too.

By Joe Bargmann


Who says your landscape can’t be a nature preserve?

By Moira Convey Silva


On the corner of Canonicus and Seaview, Dan and Angella Henry have transformed a weary icon into a masterpiece.

By Sissy Biggers


Every good house deserves a shack to call its own.

By Nelson Sigelman


When it came time to remake a Chilmark home, just about the only thing the owners decided to retain from the original design was its eclectic flavor.

By Sissy Biggers


The house at the top of Waban Park has been the summer playground of the sprawling Barnes clan since 1945. After a complete makeover by Margot Barnes Goodwin, it’s again ready for duty.

By Mary Breslauer


Built in whaling’s heyday, the Captain Rufus Pease House gets a makeover.

By Elizabeth Bennett


It starts out innocently enough: “I’ll give you a couple of foxgloves for some Solomon’s seal.” Before you know it, you’ve got yourself a swap fest.

By Emily Meegan


The signature flower of spring on Martha's Vineyard is as variable as the season itself.

By Nina Bramhall


Where have all the winter rentals gone? And what does it mean for the Vineyard if the “Island Shuffle” is shutting down?

By Maia Coleman