Garden Notes: Getting on with the tasks of life

Voltaire, in “Candide,” may have summed it up best, that one must cultivate one’s own garden. He means that we must get on with...

Garden Notes: Seasonal clichés

This fall seems to be one with exceptional foliage effects. Do I say this every year? I must — I love autumn. Earlier in...

Garden Notes: Get outside

  It will be time to leave the flowery summer garden and go indoors soon, but not before tending to planting bulbs, spraying broad-leaved evergreens...

Garden Notes: Living Local Harvest

Tomorrow night kicks off the annual Living Local Harvest Festival at Agricultural Hall, with Susan Klein from 6 to 8 pm sharing a program...

Garden Notes: Kraut Kultur

I suspect I was not the only gardener during this driest of summers to experience cabbage cracking last week. The blast of moisture delivered...

Garden Notes: A dry summer

Here we are in September’s golden splendor, contemplating the season’s passing and reviewing the summer during its final weeks. While we hope to regain...

Garden Notes: Marsh mallows

Cutline quote: “Stands of marsh mallow ring Island’s coastal ponds.” Thursday is the first day of the annual Agricultural Fair of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural...

Garden Notes: High butterfly season

Start casing your gardens for fair entries. The start date of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s annual fair is August 18, with most entries...

Garden Notes: Ahh summertime.

As you have no doubt noticed, perennial garden standbys have advanced their bloom times, leaving gardeners to wonder whether their gardens will have any...

Garden Notes: A dry summer

“The landscape of Martha’s Vineyard — the shape of its coastline, the pattern of its forests, fields, and moorlands, the distribution of its roads,...