Learn how to paint a picture in your landscape by utilizing the rich textures and foliage of shade-loving plants. Cammie will reveal design tips on how to build your shade garden “from the ground up.” By incorporating hardscape and softscape examples, you will learn how pathways, patios, and other ornamental features will shed light on those dark corners of your landscape. Further, Cammie will share her favorite plant combinations for window boxes and containers. Click here to find out more!
New Members Corner: Please Welcome New Members When You See Them!
Amanda Dean, Vineyard Haven
Susan Hobart, Oak Bluffs
Fawn Hurwitz, Edgartown
Minor Knight, West Tisbury
Molly Lemeris, West Tisbury
Alysa McDaniel, Chilmark
Kate Putnam, Edgartown
Franny Werthwein, Chilmark
November Horticultural Hints
To see ALL of the horticultual hints for November,
click here to go to our Resources page!
Take photos as you plant new bulbs. It will help you to make certain you don’t plant on top of them.
For bulbs, it’s now or never. Early November is your last call to get spring blooming bulbs in the ground. As a general rule, bulbs are planted three times as deep as their largest dimension (measured from the top of the bulb). Add lime on top of the soil to confound squirrels, chipmunks and others who would dig the bulbs for dinner. The lime also acts to sweeten our generally acidic soil which bulbs prefer. And take photos of the planting areas so you know what you put where your bulbs next spring.
Sweet scents for the holidays. Purchase bulbs now that you would like to give as Christmas gifts. Amaryllis and paperwhites are both easy to force. Paperwhites can be planted in soil or in small pebbles just deep to allow the roots to provide a sturdy base for the flowers. Planted by November 14, they should provide flowers for Christmas. Amaryllis take longer to bloom, up to 8 weeks, but also last longer once in bloom.
Martha's Vineyard Garden Club
PO Box 5061
Vineyard Haven MA 02568
The Martha's Vineyard Garden Club, established in 1924, is an island-wide community organization of almost two hundred members (including many seasonal residents), who share a passion for gardening, conservation, and maintaining our unique environment. Our monthly meetings are both educational and social; our programs are varied and designed to meet personal and community needs. New members and guests are always welcome.