It is past time to get busy outside, despite whatever weather April has in store for Island gardeners.
The more poor and pebbly the soil, the drier and faster draining it is, and the best home it makes for agaves and other succulents
We can practice the lesson of Epiphany: seeking and searching to fan the small flame of hope and mercy, and turning to the Light.
Are we ever fortunate to live on Martha's Vineyard, where many of us know a thing or two about growing, catching, cooking, and enjoying!
Each autumn, an infinity of leaves drifts down and blankets land and gardens, creating a habitable place for us.
Fungi break down and digest hospitable materials, forming ever-deeper and more nutritious soils.
A survey of one thousand gardeners showed that only six percent bought plants in fall, compared with 68 percent who did so in spring and summer.
As summer matures, so do caterpillars; butterfly time is here in gardens, meadows, and woodland edges.
One strategy for extending blooms, where practical, is to include flowering shrubs in your garden planning.
There is always more that can be done to yield results, although sometimes the prospect is daunting. Get me to my hammock!
If you are new to growing some of your food, you are discovering that success requires a daily commitment of time, observation, and close inspection.
Exposure to horticultural techniques employed far away can reap rewards in local gardens.
Never have I seen so much grown, so carefully, in spaces of approximately 50 by 50 feet.