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Garden Notes: Enter the cold season

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Nights now draw in early and we come indoors, appreciating warmth and light. Winds and rains have torn away much of the colorful autumn...

Garden Notes: Death into life

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As the 2022 gardening year seemingly winds down, it can be understood as actually the beginning of the next one. Gardening is a cyclical...

Garden Notes: Moving through the fall

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October has been glorious. A wistful feeling pervades as we bid it adieu and look ahead to Eastern Standard Time, and late fall’s darker...

Garden Notes: The signs of the season

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Scenery and gardens are taking on ruddy autumnal hues as foliage colors deepen, and many hydrangeas make the surprising transformation to russet and ruby...

Garden Notes: Seeing your garden as part of nature

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The autumnal equinox’s rainstorm last Thursday measured over an inch in the rain gauge here, and produced a stunning sunset and rainbow, as the...

Garden Notes: Watch for deer on the roads

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Fall is lawn repair time. Based on trends, it is likely that dry summers and drought figure in our future. Letting the grass attend...

Garden Notes: Fall arrives, and it’s time to look ahead

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Ah, September! College students and summer help are melting away; goldenrod glorifies; Labor Day nears; the Derby bell rings. These punctuate the 10 weeks...

Garden Notes: Tips on our dry gardens

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We had a couple of rainfall apéritifs. Thankfully, it was enough to lay the dust, although drought conditions persist. Checking in with various gardens, it...

Garden Notes: Hostas can help

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Meadowsong’s seasonal chorus has already begun. It is an elegy that could rightly be called “September Song.” The trilling and singing of millions of...

Garden Notes: The appeal of quiet in summer

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The latest, largest rhododendron, R. maximum, is flowering. Daylilies create banks of color everywhere. Towering oakleaf hydrangeas are like small trees, white flower trusses...

Garden Notes: It was a great June for roses

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Not sophisticated enough for the designed garden, the old-time combo of rambler roses, tawny daylilies, blue hydrangeas, and Japanese honeysuckle is a signature of...

Garden Notes: Boxwood is a lifetime plant

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The height of the garden year has already come and gone: summer solstice. Not to worry; there is plenty of action still to come,...

Garden Notes: Pollinators needed

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The spring solstice approaches, the summit of the earthly year. The roots from the seed, the chick from the egg, the graduate from the...

Garden Notes: Eat most locally of all

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Despite the fluctuations of the weather, Memorial Day is almost here. We can be thankful we do not live in leafed-out Denver, where within...

Garden Notes: Viburnums and lilacs

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Mornings are light by 5:30. Birdsong is increasing, as staking out territories intensifies. Suddenly, vernal greenery surrounds us. This happens every year, but is...

Garden Notes: Consider camellias

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April’s chilly, drying winds still blow, but flowery May is around the corner. Polly Hill Arboretum’s camellias are a flash of red while driving...

Garden Notes: The garden and Earth Day

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Gardeners are doing lots of planting from here on out. Time to think about soil (bit.ly/SoilTipsNewGardeners). A soil thermometer says soil temperatures are still...

Garden Notes: The work is picking up

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“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.”  –William Cowper  The rainstorm last week delivered two inches to the rain gauge. Tokens of early spring...

Garden Notes: Oaks are the answer

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Erin go Brách! It may be St. Patrick’s Day, but much green is onion grass, not shamrocks. Island fields appear to be wearing camelhair...

Garden Notes: Forcing spring

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As Islanders know, to their annoyance, spring does not willingly arrive on Martha’s Vineyard. It just doesn’t (maritime climate and all), even though the...