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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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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A Farm by the Sea

Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm, with its rich history, has been an integral part of Nantucket for 175 years. For six going on seven generations, there have been changes in what the Bartlett family has grown...

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“The corn is in”

There is nothing like the taste of fresh corn, just picked from the field. Slathered with butter and graced with a sprinkling of salt, an ear of corn properly prepared is a meal unto itself.

Corn on the...

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Home Grown With Local Talent

When Patti and Prenny Claflin purchased almost three acres of uncultivated land in the Shawkemo Hills area of Polpis in 1982, there weren’t many houses within sight. The area, which was once devoted to...

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A rose is a rose is a rose

Roses can present a very confusing picture: Tea rose vs. grandiflora, climbing rose vs. rambling rose, not to mention all the heirloom varieties, new hybrids and the other various brands. How ever is one...

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Climate Change: How does your garden grow?

From the time I moved to New England, people have told me, “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.”

This maxim holds true more than ever in our shifting climate. Who ever thought, back when I...

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