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The lure of a formal garden

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Our recent Thanksgiving trip yielded a few horticultural observations, among many other holiday experiences.

Thinking of others

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Thanksgiving celebrations in the post-war years seemed to be a refuge for spiritual urges that did not involve commercialism.

Garden winterizing on Martha’s Vineyard

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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.

Autumn beauty on Martha’s Vineyard

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Orion, the Hunter, is a constellation of autumn and winter and has been one of the brightest features of recent starry nighttime skies.

Sour milkweed threatens butterflies

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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.

Late-season gardening on Martha’s Vineyard

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Upcoming at PHA: Fall Plant Sale, Saturday, Sept.

Know what you eat

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Another summer has sped by.

Trees, dogs, beans, and salt

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Our shade trees are demonstrating their importance during the increasingly hotter summers the Vineyard is experiencing.

Garlic, nepetas, neem

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July is here, yet it feels as if it has been July for three weeks already.

Keep on keeping up

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The West Tisbury Farmers' Market has resumed at the Grange Hall.

Go native, get wet

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We cut, clear, tidy, and attempt to create new idylls.

A spring mix of splendor, challenges

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The recent chilly spell has had the pleasant side effect of prolonging spring bloom.

Catching up, keeping up

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"Camellias in bloom are among Polly Hill Arboretum's many flowering attractions.

Stand up for what you stand on

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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.

Fit for peasantry?

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Today is Earth Day, the 40th anniversary of this well-intentioned rite, semantically dedicated to the wellbeing of our home planet, Earth.

Cover up with shrubs

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Opening one's mouth in print always carries risks! Signs of spring are well advanced on the Vineyard.

Arboretum’s winter attractions

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Homegrown meets Sunday, Jan. 17, from 3 to 5 pm at Agricultural Hall. Under discussion: seed ordering, seed sowing, catalogue exchange. Arboretum's winter attractions If there...
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