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Rake lawns and save the thatch for composting. Lawns are shedding dead material, from matting by snow and ice. This is some of the best material for composting.
Homegrown, the vegetable gardeners' forum, meets March 20 from 4 to 6 pm at Agricultural Hall. Please finalize payment for seed potatoes, onion and leek plants now.
Various life forms responsible for pollination depend on pollen, nectar, and water for themselves and their young. Having a variety of trees and plants is a huge assist for bees.
Dawn arrives earlier now, sunrise occurring before 7 am. On a clear dawn the SE sky is spangled with a glittering "morning star," Venus.
Whether under limpid or lowering (rhymes with glowering) skies, winter landscapes are often black and white, with snow-covered ground and evergreens blackened by cold.
It is easy to have the feeling of losing one's head.
Farewell to the old year and its accomplishments and woes, and greetings to the new one with its challenges and hopes.
Working late in the garden I looked up, prompted by the cawing of crows and the sound of their wings in the chilly clear air.
Our recent Thanksgiving trip yielded a few horticultural observations, among many other holiday experiences.
Thanksgiving celebrations in the post-war years seemed to be a refuge for spiritual urges that did not involve commercialism.
Expectantly, threat of frost loiters everywhere, for this year's gardens are coming to an end. It is just the right time to start planning for next year.
Orion, the Hunter, is a constellation of autumn and winter and has been one of the brightest features of recent starry nighttime skies.
The lively and mellow Living Local/Harvest Fest took precedence over my being able to participate in the "Goldenrod: Identification of Island Species" workshop, interesting as it was to me, which was offered by Melissa Dow Cullina at Polly Hill Arboretum last Friday and Saturday.
Upcoming at PHA: Fall Plant Sale, Saturday, Sept.
Another summer has sped by.
Our shade trees are demonstrating their importance during the increasingly hotter summers the Vineyard is experiencing.
July is here, yet it feels as if it has been July for three weeks already.
The West Tisbury Farmers' Market has resumed at the Grange Hall.
We cut, clear, tidy, and attempt to create new idylls.
The recent chilly spell has had the pleasant side effect of prolonging spring bloom.