Daydreaming amidst the nursery and seed catalogues is an acceptable pastime
Pre-breeding season birdsong is an early sign, as is the flowing of springs and streams, freed from the stasis of winter, and the coloring of twig tips.
Fiery colors are the most unmistakable way to supply winter interest in gardens, but do not overlook white or pale-stemmed plants such as birches and various brambles.
Many gardeners have been plagued to exasperation by rampant numbers of voles in their gardens.
The end of the year exacted a steep toll. Looking forward is the more difficult, but no less important.
While our year contains 52 weeks, these few, the holidays, are when we really think about things, our direction.
Holly provides spiky, glossy, evergreen foliage, and red berries, a valuable asset to the winter garden and landscape, not to mention to the birds it shelters.
Strategically situated evergreen ground cover can maintain some life in the winter garden scape.
Creative plantings can keep gardens looking perky even now, just as creative cooking can change minds about an unpopular veggie.
The general consensus is that garlic growing on Martha’s Vineyard has increased in importance for Island growers and cooks.