Home & Garden
Step into the some of the most beautiful and charming homes and gardens on the island through beautiful photography and descriptive writing. Make yourself at home!
John Kuszpa squats down and picks up some perennial onion bulbs. They are small and clustered, the very definition of what it means for a plant to go to seed. He explains that he leaves some onions...read more
It comes from the depths of every tangle, an emphatic call, a cry, almost a meow.
But the sound, whether sharp as in “Cat!” or drawled as in “CAAaaatt,” is from no stray feline. Skulking in the bushes,...read more
There’s no getting around the fact that one has to have some time and be prepared to work in order to create beauty in and around the home. While I can’t help you find the time portion of that equation,I...read more
Back in the 1890s, the area of the island known as Polpis was dominated by dairy farms. The farmers’ children, ages 6 to 14, attended a one-room schoolhouse, erected in an open field in the area....read more
It’s a lovely morning in early June, the month “when, if ever, come perfect days,” and a song floats out of a nearby bush: “witchety-witchety-witchety.” There’s a pause, perhaps, and the phrase is repeated...read more
Sing a song of spring. On the Gray Lady, spring can be gray indeed. But if you listen to the birds, it could come out as“Oh-ka-Lay”or“Konk-a-ree”or“tee-err,” or sometimes just “Check-check-check.”
When George Korn and his late partner, artist Richard Kemble, bought the Victorian house at 14 Pleasant St., it was in good condition. As avid cooks, the only major renovation project they deemed important...read more
Some of the most majestic plants I’ve ever had the privilege to see up close are the kings of the desert, Saguaro cacti. Part of a broad family of plants designed to hold water in order to survive long...read more
Depending on what you think about white-tailed deer and their place on the island, they are either a force to be reckoned with, or their presence is to be embraced.
Regardless of your position in this...read more
The joy of a summer cottage is partly to be found in fresh sea breezes, bowers of roses tumbling from arches, and sunshine in a clear blue sky. Once we’ve put our toes in the sand, we can be reluctant to...read more