Gardening & Landscaping

There are lots of colorful shade-loving plants to use in place of impatiens.

Planting shade gardens presents a few challenges, but they can be just a beautiful as full sun gardens, and will likely need less maintenance throughout the...

Memories of Monarda include finding the unusually shaped flowers blooming in the wild near my childhood home.  This native wildflower, ‘Scarlet Bee Balm,’...
Vining Mandevilla is a great plant for Nantucket

Mandevilla is a tropical plant that originates from Brazil, and does great in summer containers on Nantucket.  These vining plants are super easy to grow and...

Most succulent plants come from arid climates.  Existing in conditions of high temperature, low humidity and dry conditions, they have adapted to store water...

I’m not talking about those sticky, lanky petunias that your grandmother grew. Old-fashioned petunias do have a place, and that place is in the past.  Remember...
Senetti will brighten your spring garden and window boxes.

These dark winter days have me dreaming of springtime and the flowers that go with it.  A fairly recent development in the spring plant world is a group of...
Calliope Hummingbird Photo by Jeremiah Trimble

One of the last flowering plants to give up the ghost in my garden is always Pineapple Sage or Salvia elegans.  A perennial in Mexico, this northern annual...

Late this spring I bought two anemic looking roots that promised to grow into horseradish.  I’ll admit, it was a little late in the season to be planting, but...

I love figs.  Dried figs are a main ingredient in one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes, but I also love them fresh, warmed with a little goat’s cheese....
Bartlett's Farm hay field on Nantucket

Emily Elise Hennelly has been working in the market at Bartlett's Farm all summer. She was moved to share her thoughts as she prepares to move on to her hext...

My late summer garden is waning in every corner except one.  Anemone x  hybrida ‘Robustissima’ is a pink, single-flowered perennial that keeps the garden...

A gathering spot for friends. The place to collect one’s thoughts, to share good news or bad, a spot for gathering courage and strength, or just to relax and...

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