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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Finding joy in discovering new seed varieties

Few things can fuel a gardener’s excitement like a seed catalog in the early spring. The glossy pages filled with pictures of perfect produce can induce a type of hypnosis. Speaking from personal...

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Make Your own Compost

Learning to create quality compost is one of the most important fundamental skills of any gardener. Too often, growers overlook soil health and instead focus on bottled or bagged fertilizers. Fertilizers...

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Magic in Madaket

In 1969 Dan and Connie Driscoll came to the island to visit her brother and his young family who had rented a house in town. Like many visitors, they fell in love with the island immediately.

“We loved...

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Native American: the Squash

Nantucket has its own variety of winter squash, which came to this island along the intersecting currents of history. The word squash is derived from the Narragansett Native American word askutasquash. more

Big, Beautiful, Tasty Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the gods of the summer garden. No other crop demands so much dedication, sacrifice and preparation from the grower, and no other crop offers a comparable reward.

To the uninitiated, who have...

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The Constant Gardener

Gardening is an interesting choice for a hobby. We freely subject ourselves to untold hours of toil preparing soil and weeding beds. Strange behavior indeed. In an attempt to become a better grower, it is...

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The Prairie Warbler

One of Nantucket’s few species of nesting warblers, the Prairie Warbler is a summer treat for birders. The male sports a greenish back with chestnut accents, a bright yellow breast, a black shoulder patch...

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An Oasis in Surfside

Carol Muehling and Pat Taaffe moved to Nantucket year-round in 1980, Pat from Long Island and Carol from New Jersey. Her parents had vacationed here off and on during the 1960s and 1970s, and over the...

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Bringing the Past into the present

Since coming to Nantucket in 1974, Bill and Susie Boardman have lived in two different historic houses in town.

“I’m drawn to village life where people know each other. There is a warmth to that,” said...

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New Look For an Old House

Nantucket mariner Christopher Folger built a house on the north shore in 1753, at the tender age of 21. He died at sea in 1774 and the house stayed in the immediate family until his son sold it to his...

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