Summer’s stars perform indoors during the dark days of winter.

Jeanne Campbell

Neighbors demand the return of a tree whose time had come – and gone.

Margaret Knight

On the Vineyard, a club of dedicated horticulturists practices the ancient and meticulous skill of growing trees in miniature.

Sally Bennett

The buyers of a historic – but wildly overgrown – home on Vineyard Haven harbor discover a waterfront garden waiting to take root, expand, and grow.

Jeanne Campbell

Using glass and color ingeniously to bring light and landscapes into spaces where Vineyarders live and learn and play.

Joyce Wagner

When buying or replacing windows, which saves more money over the long term: single-glazed with storm windows or double-glazed?

Norman Lobb, E.C. Cottle Inc.,Lambert’s Cove

Tom Dresser

A gardener observes as nature achieves a sense of balance in a Chappaquiddick greenhouse.

Margarent Knight

When you walk out to our backyard, the first thing you’ll notice is that CDs are hanging from the branches of many of our bushes. It’s not because we want our forsythias to look like gypsies; it’s to scare away the damn deer.

Geoff Currier


Plant a Wildflower Garden

A how to guide.

For the Love of Plants

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

Only the Hardy

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

The Clothesline Makes a Comeback

Time has come around again. The clothesline is back.

How it Works: Building an Arbor

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.

Steve Lohman’s Art of Playful Deception

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

Glorious Peonies

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

A Welcoming Garden

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.

Nina’s Beauty

A glimpse of the West Tisbury garden tended by Nina Schneider until her death last year.

Organic Gardening with Red Wiggler Worms

Composting may seem like old news, but doing it with a bin full of worms probably doesn’t. Red wiggler worms offer great benefits to the organic gardener, producing both a natural fertilizer and an effective pesticide. And they eat your kitchen scraps.