Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Garden Notes

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.

Harvesting fruit on Martha’s Vineyard

Miscanthus grass, a roadside volunteer approximately seven years old, has been joined by about ten more — one a stripey "Zebrinus" type! — nearby.

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.

Looking ahead

As we head into August, the Island setting welcomes a whole new cast of characters and a wholly different feel in weather, light, and garden atmosphere.

The heat goes on

The season has turned, and now the time of ripening is upon us.

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

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

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 is wintry weather, one of the nicest things is being...
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