Home Authors Posts by Abigail Higgins
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.
"Camellias in bloom are among Polly Hill Arboretum's many flowering attractions.
In observance of the first Earth Day, 40 years ago today, a small band of Island miscreants gathered roadside trash and delivered it to the front steps of the Dukes County Courthouse in Edgartown.
Today is Earth Day, the 40th anniversary of this well-intentioned rite, semantically dedicated to the wellbeing of our home planet, Earth.
Opening one's mouth in print always carries risks! Signs of spring are well advanced on the Vineyard.
Homegrown meets Sunday, Jan. 17, from 3 to 5 pm at Agricultural Hall. Under discussion: seed ordering, seed sowing, catalogue exchange.Arboretum's winter attractionsIf there...