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David Haskell’s Picks

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One of David’s fall favorites is an unusual plant called Heptacodium miconioides (seven-son flower). It is a shrublike... Read More »

David Haskell: Green Giant in Massachusetts

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Small stones crunch beneath David Haskell’s boots as he strolls along a shady path amid Allen C. Haskell... Read More »

Decorating for the Holidays

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New England’s style genius, Matthew Mead, creates a sparkling new look for decorating for the holidays, from tabletops... Read More »

Detail: A Never-Ending Porch

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To connect sweeping views of Sebago with the interior of the house, the owners selected glass doors. The... Read More »

Detail: Copper Countertops

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When it came to the kitchen counters, Stephen Florimbi opted for thin over thick: “I wanted something that... Read More »

Detail: Walkway

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“I’d walk into the house and Dave [Stephenson] would be standing there, looking up at it,” recalls Baxter... Read More »

DIY: Age Unfinished Wood

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When workers remodeled the kitchen of our town hall several years ago, they tossed out an old unfinished... Read More »

DIY: Fix Sticky Drawers

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Fighting with a dresser drawer that sticks can be the most frustrating of domestic disputes. Left unaddressed, these... Read More »

Do-It-Yourself Home Projects

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Yankee ingenuity is alive and well. Here are five clever home projects to inspire the do-it-yourselfer in all... Read More »

Drying Herbs

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Many large-leaved herbs can be loosely bunched, their stems tied with a string, and hung head down in... Read More »

Early Blooms in New England

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Gardeners know winter really does end, and spring color always returns. Pansies, daffodils, and forsythia commonly herald the... Read More »

Energy Efficient: Vermont Five-Star Home

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This brand-new house in Vermont has everything — a spacious kitchen with soapstone counters, a great room with... Read More »

Expert Tips to Build a Compost Bin

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Fred Davis knows the value of good compost. For 24 years, he and his wife, Linda, have owned... Read More »

Family Tradition

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Gretchen and her daughters, Megan and Phoebe, and their families celebrate Christmas Eve together. True to the artist’s... Read More »

Fenway Gardens: Community Gardening in Boston

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Drivers rolling down Boston’s Boylston Street are sometimes surprised to see — amid the concrete and high-rises —... Read More »

Five Inexpensive Gift Basket Ideas

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Gift baskets are wonderful for many occasions. The best — and most frugal — is one you fill... Read More »

Follow These Steps

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1. Tape 2 postcards to a sheet of paper, making sure there’s no space between top and bottom... Read More »

For Him and Her

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1. Notch whiskey ($888) is for serious connoisseurs–and they’ll be grateful forever. Triple Eight Distillery, Nantucket, MA. 508-325-5929;... Read More »

For Home

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1. Recycled glass coasters ($80 set of 4) are fun–and protect tables, too. Happy Owl Glassworks, Concord, MA.... Read More »

For Kids

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1. Put a pony under the tree–if it fits in this folding stable ($99.99). Melissa & Doug, Wilton,... Read More »

Four Rules for Long-Lasting Tools

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It’s tempting to skip tool cleanup when your gardening chores are done.there’s always something else that needs your... Read More »

Garden by the Sea

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“I choose plants to feed the birds or attract the butterflies,” says Bunny O’Callahan, explaining the composition of... Read More »

Garden Pests: Combat Voles and Deer Damage

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Are vole tunnels giving you headaches? Deer causing damage to your delicate plants? Follow these tips to rid... Read More »

Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen

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This simple recipe using sugar, Borax and water will get rid of ants in the kitchen. Ants are... Read More »

Get Rid of Cockroaches

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Cockroaches eat bookbinding, paper, and starched clothing. They also contaminate food and — quite frankly — are just... Read More »

Gifts Made in New England

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Our region is famous for its work ethic and pride in craftsmanship. Here’s Yankee‘s unique gift guide to... Read More »

Glass artists Jennifer and David Clancy

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Happy is the miller who lives near the mill. So reads the script swirling over the mantel in... Read More »