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


The Choreography of Gardening

A professional gardener’s home provides a stage for exploring varieties of plants and native materials throughout the season.

Cooking the Compost, Fueling the Soil

I created my first compost pile in upstate New York in the 1970s when I started serious gardening.

In From the Cold

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

Cemented in Time

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

Inviting the Outside In

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

It Was a Jungle Out There

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

Ask the Experts

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

All About Time: The Art of Bonsai

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

What I Learned from Aphids

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

Edible Beauty

Each daylily blossom lasts only a day. But though it’s beauty is fleeting, it is useful year-round. Every part of it, except for its roots, can be eaten.