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Sometimes just hearing the words Poison Ivy can make people begin to itch. It’s a cruel reality that our island is rife with the three-leaved menace called...
Rudbeckia triloba - one of the many different flowers that goes by the nickname 'Black Eyed Susan.'

One of the benefits of being in the proximity of so many fantastic gardens and gardeners is that once in a while we all get the chance to see some of those...

It’s one of the best days of summer…Bartlett’s Farm’s corn harvest started today. Corn on the cob is one of those summer things that you just can’t reproduce...

If you planted garlic last year, it’s time to cut off those curlicues that are growing on the top. Called ‘scapes,’ these are actually the flower stems with...

MOM! There are ants all over these flowers!  Sound familiar?  Ants are attracted to the sticky sap that exists on the buds of peonies.  However, with all the...

Did you ever rubberneck your way up Main Street wondering what the gardens might look like behind those houses? If you have, now is your chance to get an up-...
Painting of a Child Writing

Sponsored by the Antiques Depot

The Antiques Depot is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Nantucket Book Festival. We are encouraging young people and teens to explore the world of rare and...
Breakfast Buddies program. Part of the Mentoring Youth Nantucket program

The mission of Mentoring Youth Nantucket (MY Nantucket) is to work with local families to improve, enrich and broaden the lives of island children through...

Peppers come in myriad shapes, sizes and heat levels.  The Scoville Heat Index, invented by Wilbur Scoville, ranks peppers in order from mildest to hottest. It...

By Michael May, Executive Director, Nantucket Preservation Trust

Owning a historic house on Nantucket is a wonderful privilege, but many homeowners aren’t sure how to properly protect and preserve their old houses. NPT’s...
Rhododendron Heritage Hybrid

Under regular circumstances Cape Cod for me is merely a jumping off point, a link for getting from the end of the ferry ride to my final destination. But last...

A perennial for any shade garden

Polygonatum odoratum holds a special place in my heart and in my garden.  In fact, every garden I’ve ever planted has had this hardy perennial in it.  And they...

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