09/20/15 3:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO The lovely white flowering vine appearing all over the Island now is clematis paniculata, otherwise known as sweet autumn vine clematis. Here’s mine, growing in half-shade because I feed it religiously.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO The lovely white flowering vine appearing all over the Island now is clematis paniculata, otherwise known as sweet autumn vine clematis. Here’s mine, growing in half-shade because I feed it religiously.

The marigold is a common annual, one that you probably know and use frequently. It’s easy to grow and has many of the same properties as other mosquito-repelling plants.

Consequently, its use extends far beyond that of a simple and attractive annual bedding plant. You can pot up marigolds and place them strategically, near mosquito entry points, on the deck or balcony where you spend a lot of time outdoors. (more…)

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08/05/15 12:00pm
CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO Rodd and Robin Anderson’s egg stand on Midway Road.

CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO
Open for business. One of Shelter Island’s many roadside stands.

Part of being on Shelter Island, especially in the summer, is finding treats in unexpected places.

Such as some property owners with too much of something putting it out on street stands to manage the overabundance. (more…)