The Middlebury Landscape

January 7, 2012

Planting Dolomite

Filed under: Geology — Tim Parsons @ 1:57 pm  Tagged , ,

One of my regrets in my college career lies in one of my favorite courses, Intro to Geology. I took the class Pass/Fail, which left me with just enough knowledge to totally confuse the hell out of myself. I loved the class-I remember the labs most of all. Like going to the Lake Mansfield Trout […]

October 7, 2011

Atwater Finished, for now

Filed under: Atwater Contest — Tim Parsons @ 11:18 am  Tagged

We’re declaring a truce on Turf Battle, taking a break until next summer. Left for next year will be the planting around the northern retention pond, and the sidewalk removal and re-configuration south of Allen Hall, and completing the wall next to the patio. This was my fifth growing season at Middlebury, and Turf Battle […]

October 24, 2010

Shade Plantings, and a new Service Building look

Filed under: Landscape — Tim Parsons @ 2:58 pm  Tagged , ,

Landscape books often write about shade as a “problem”, or give chapters on “solutions” for shady locations. I think that’s crazy talk. Shade plantings require a slightly different mindset, like stepping two feet to the left and looking at the world slightly skewed. Full sun is luxuriant-throw anything in there, and it’s bound to look […]

December 16, 2009

McCullough Plaza Rocks

Filed under: Geology — Tim Parsons @ 8:13 pm  Tagged , ,

A new category in the Middland blog, and a guest post to boot. I’m sure most of you have seen the new plaza at McCullough, but have you noticed the rocks out there?

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