My strategy is to plant a little more than I need of everything, do my imperfect best at pest control, then resign myself to sharing some of my bounty with the critters and insects.

Laura D. Roosevelt

Daffodils are the year-round Vineyarder’s special pleasure, along with pinkletinks and parking spots in Edgartown.

Paul Schneider

A renowned expert on indigenous flora on Martha’s Vineyard, Carlos Montoya has been interested in native plants since he began landscaping here some twenty years ago.

Laura D. Roosevelt

A rose is not just a rose, and other surprises.

Jeanne Campbell

A gardener finds that the land at Katama giveth, but mostly it taketh away.

Carolyn O'Daly

Margaret Knight gets downright tropical in her Chappy greenhouse.

Margaret Knight

The intersection of art and gardens is time-honored, and it continues today, here on Martha’s Vineyard.

In the midst of winter some of us dream big garden dreams. And we start out with the best of intentions, we really do. Come July, though, we might just be overwhelmed by the gardening equivalent of eyes-being-bigger-than-stomachs, and a mess of weeds and tangled flowers. What’s a desperate gardener to do?

Laura D. Roosevelt

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A Recycled Garden

Through their work at Vineyard Gardens, Jeremiah Brown and Janice Haynes have gleaned plenty of plants headed to the compost pile. With a lot more labor at home, they’ve designed a lush enclave for their six-year-old West Tisbury colonial.

My Yard

A Chappaquiddicker evolves along with her land.

It’s Time for Bittersweet to Get Out of Town

The grand champion of the invaders is Oriental bittersweet, Celastrus orbiculatus.

The Formal Garden

After Michael Faraca unexpectedly found himself working in a garden – and enjoying it – he educated himself in quintessential design, and with a couple of Anglophile clients, went on to develop a decidedly formal side.

In the Pink

The entire width of my front yard morphed into a galaxy of pink blossoms two hundred and fifty feet wide. Cherry trees. Three full-grown Kwanzan ornamentals perfectly planted in a row, in bloom. It looked like Mother Nature had thrown me the party of a lifetime.

Going Organic

The off-season is the best time to prep your lawn, plants, and garden to go chemical-free.

There's Something About an Orchid

Don’t be scared away by its reputation for being difficult to grow: If you choose the right variety for your home, you’ll surely see an orchid blooming inside this winter.

Finding Tranquility at Mytoi

After Hurricane Bob, a little Japanese-style garden on Chappy became the Mytoi of today.

Bringing the Canvas to Nature

Plein air painting at Polly Hill Arboretum and beyond.

Detail and Design

The gardens at Edgartown’s Charlotte Inn have an effortless feel.

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