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!

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Plan(t) for Privacy

PRIVACY is a commodity here on our wide-open island. FENCES, hedges and STONE WALLS demarcate BOUNDARIES, real and imagined. Unmowed road edges can grow into hedgerows while hundreds of man-hours are spent...

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A Dream House in Madaket

The house is surrounded by Rosa Rugosa bushes and nestles into the property with spectacular views of Madaket Harbor from every room. The sun porch provides the way into the house.

Diana Brown and Scott...

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SUMMER’S END in the Garden

The weather is cooling down and people are beginning to settle into their fall routines.

College kids are back on campus and much of the summer crush is behind us. It’s the perfect time to putter in the...

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The Shifting Sands of Home

Life on the ocean is a swiftlychanging business, as sailors and sea captains can tell you. Waves advance only to recede, boats lift and drop with the tide, and even its boundaries are ephemeral: A plain of...

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How Does My Garden Grow

It’s a struggle to get people to garden, and I ought to know, for I’ve been trying to do so for nearly 50 years.

In 1975 we started to broadcast “The Victory Garden” on PBS. It was based on the simple...

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Perennial Favorites

Remarkable, lush perennial beds surround their home and bloom from spring through fall. This is extraordinary, particularly because of the high population of deer in the area. Battling for years with the...

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A Mission of Preservation

If you’ve ever wanted to get a peek behind the façade of some of the stately Orange Street homes where whaling captains once lived, this month is your chance.

The Nantucket Preservation Trust is holding...

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Elegance and Comfort on Union Street

In just a few short months, the cozy 12- room inn was refreshed and modernized with elegant interiors and a brand-new, outdoor garden and patio that blended perfectly with its history as a 1770s former...

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Grow Your Own

Oh,this is going to be fun, I thought. My first question to some- one who wants to grow vegetables is, “What are your three favorite vegetables? That will give you a good starting point.” Recent breeding...

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Location, Location, Location!


Swain’s neck sits on a 75-acre peninsula jut- ting out into Polpis Harbor. Criss-crossed by wetlands, it also has stands of mature shade trees, horse paddocks and meticulously landscaped...

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