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.

Tom Dresser

As with certain human visitors who wear out their welcome, Martha’s Vineyard hosts many invasive plant pests: purple loosestrife, Norway maple, Russian olive, phragmites, some miscanthus, even the occasional ailanthus tree. But the grand champion of the invaders is Oriental bittersweet, Celastrus orbiculatus.

Jim Miller

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

Linda Black

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.

Jeanne Campbell

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

Sally Bennett

Plein air painting at Polly Hill Arboretum and beyond.

Shelley Christiansen

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

Jan Pogue

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

Nicki Miller

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