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When a solitary bulb goes for more than $1,000, gardening has become a competitive sport.
Evergreens provide relief from the mid-winter monochromatic landscape, while seed ordering offers hope for the future.
Starting about now, stored vegetables are likely to start sprouting.
Most years, gardens would be covered by snow by now, or turned under, but this is 2012 and who knows what's going on.
Mulching is like a buying an insurance policy for your plants and garden, buffering them against unknown risks.
While kale and root crops extend this season, local gardeners are planning for the next one.
The unseasonable weather reminds gardeners that their work is never finished, really.
Increasing yield, using what's available, and trying new recipes keeps some gardeners continually satisfied.
Eighteenth annual Barn Raisers' Ball, Saturday 7:30 to 10 pm at the Ag Hall.
Elusive bats, fluttering at dusk, their Hallowe'en shapes silhouetted against the dying light, symbolize how much of the quotidian is unknown to us.
Today, with forethought, it is unnecessary to kiss goodbye fresh, homegrown vegetables, especially healthful greens.
Some gardeners throw in the trowel about now, but there are plenty of seasonal options when it comes to color.
With no significant rain in a month, Island flora is dangerously stressed when it needs to be tough going into the dark months.
All the signs point to it: pesky yellow jackets, heavy dewfall, the katydid and cricket chorus, roadside banks of goldenrod. Summer is cresting and Labor Day looms.
While making last-minute preparations for the Fair, the author recalls Jane Newhall and Ozzie Fischer, two Fair pillars who are no longer with us.
Have actually spent much of my weekend working in the garden, instead of writing about Working in the Garden.
With needed mid-season TLC, gardens can be replanted with autumn vegetables. And consider raising fruit in the future.
Vegetable gardeners shift to nurturing maturing plants and planning for fall crops. Roses need attention, too, and watch out for invasives.
Bill and Betty Haynes stand among tomatoes and spinach on June 19, when they opened their vegetable garden to fellow members of Homegrown, the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society vegetable gardeners' collaborative.
This has been a wonderful year for rhododendrons, the plants appearing to be at capacity for numbers of flower trusses.