“Even trees do not die without a groan.” – Henry David Thoreau.

Karla Araujo

Greenhouses bring color and life to many homes during the off-season.

Elaine Pace

Beaches are a harsh environment for plants, but some bask in the habitat.

Matt Pelikan

Time has come around again. The clothesline is back.

Linda Black

Simon Hickman puts up arbors with the same ease and frequency that I put up excuses. When you tour the grounds surrounding his home on Lambert’s Cove Road in West Tisbury, they’re as abundant as sparrows and each has its own distinct personality.

Geoff Currier

Whether with metal or wood, this artist brings whimsy to yards and gardens, public spaces and private homes.

Charlie Cameron

Enjoyed for centuries from China and Japan to Europe and North America, these fragrant, showy blooms have a big impact on Vineyard gardens.

Peggy Schwier

Celebrating the annual blooming of their wisteria with family and friends is just one way the Alleys make their two-home Oak Bluffs property an inviting place.

Elaine Pace


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La Villa di Biggs

Perched above Lambert’s Cove Road in West Tisbury, with views across the wetlands to Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands, The Folly is Friederike and Jeremy Biggs’s unexpected paean to classical Italian living. Their two-story stucco villa and surrounding seventeen acres reflect the couple’s passion for travel, art, romance, whimsy, comfort, and natural beauty. And while post-and-beam architecture and weathered shingles may be more the norm on Martha’s Vineyard, the Biggses have somehow managed to make their Folly appear right at home.

Dressing a Landscape for Winter

Protective measures help plants survive the crueler months.

Bearing Fruit

Martha’s Vineyard is not particularly hospitable when it comes to fruit trees.

Blueberry Power

A longtime Vineyard blueberry farmer shares pointers for cultivating this antioxidant-rich fruit, and we offer some tasty recipes too.

Time to Unwind

A gardener’s tale of creating an old-fashioned romantic garden for actors Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson.

Says Him, Says Her

Arnie Reisman and Paula Lyons, the husband-and-wife duo known for their appearances on the weekly National Public Radio quick-wit game show Says You, talk about their shift from seasonal residents in Menemsha to year-rounders in Vineyard Haven.

The Evolution of a Summer Landscape

Over some twenty years, this Chilmark property has offered up considerable creative opportunities in its yard and gardens.

Garden Muse Frances Tenenbaum

Frances Tenenbaum’s 2006 book, Gardening at the Shore, holds a place of honor on many an Island bookshelf.

Victory in the Garden

Renowned among Island gardeners, Paul Jackson has spent years working the soil in his Edgartown home garden, with awe-inspiring results.