Putting down roots in a new place can be as hard for plants as for the humans who nurture them.

Sally Bennett

The French game of pétanque (or boules) was brought to the Vineyard in the early 1960s 
by Yvette and Max Eastman.

Ellinor Mitchell

One gigantic zucchini, and perfect pumpkins, much larger than your head.

Laura D. Roosevelt

On-Island hydrangeas: “Pink and Pretty is beautiful,” says Don Brown of Vineyard Gardens in West Tisbury, “but I’d have to say Nikko Blue is my favorite. There are just so few things that bloom that true blue in the garden.”

Some Ideas from Our Resident Gardener and a Few of Her Gardener Friends.

Karen Huff

Emily Bramhall’s flower garden in Chilmark may call to mind a painting by Monet, but it is better likened to a moving picture than to a still image.

Laura D. Roosevelt

We consulted with our favorite gardeners, both professional and merely obsessional, and came up with this handy to-do list for spring flower duties.

Peter Norris of Chilmark is on a quest to create the holy grail of rhododendrons.

Joe Keenan