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.
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.
The general consensus is that garlic growing on Martha’s Vineyard has increased in importance for Island growers and cooks.
The latest technology for turning waste into pay dirt gains ground on the Vineyard
Putting the garden to bed is actually a process that tugs in opposing directions. Sanitation is of great importance in vegetable gardens for disease and pest control.
With its fresh air, sunset exposure, and lofty panorama of the Lagoon and Vineyard Haven outer harbor, the roof garden is secluded and intended to support patients’ healing.
My opinion for landscape trees that are not critical is to relinquish them and plant two good replacement trees for each one lost.