Thursday, July 18, 2024

Home & Garden

A spring mix of splendor, challenges

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

Are we early yet?

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Vineyard weather is famously fickle, and it seems like every season brings surprises.

Catching up, keeping up

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

Nature fills the green thumb void

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Arriving on the Vineyard some 13 years ago, I was thrilled to have a yard of my own to garden in, for the first time in my life.

The dirt on organic gardening

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We're all aware by this time of the importance of eating local – and what could be more local than your own backyard? Growing your own vegetables is one way to guarantee that you're putting something as pure and fresh as possible on your table, but there's a lot to be aware of to ensure the health of your garden, family, and environment.

Outdoor living: Bringing the inside out

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The trend towards creating more ecologically sound environments is partly a result of homes becoming smaller and more compact.

Fresh, local, and delicious: The fruits of Community Supported Agriculture

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In the past few years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, which allow people to buy a share in a farm's harvest, have grown significantly on the Island.

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.

Q and A with architects

The Times asks Island architects: What's one thing you try to convince a client to do to make their home more environmentally friendly?"I would have to say a really good building envelope: good insulation, good windows.

Contents

Stand up for what you stand onBy Abigail Higgins Page 3Fresh, local, and deliciousA look at Island CSAs By Caitlyn Clark Page 4Bringing the inside out:Outdoor livingBy Gwyn McAllister Page 6The dirt on...

BBQ ribs make the day

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I do not have a green lawn of the type that would make a suburban homeowner proud.

Fresh, local, and delicious: The fruits of Community Supported Agriculture

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In the past few years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, which allow people to buy a share in a farm's harvest, have grown significantly on the Island.

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...

The Wild Side tax

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Our mid-fiscal-year property tax bill just arrived from the town of Oak Bluffs, reminding me that while I don't actually enjoy paying them, I regard the basic idea of taxes as a good one....