The Middlebury Landscape

September 13, 2015

Drought Stress

Filed under: Landscape,Trees,Weather — Tim Parsons @ 3:13 pm  Tagged , , , , ,

Our barely green lawns across campus belie a hard fact this summer-it’s been dry. Very, very dry. Funny, considering how wet it was in late spring, when it was almost too wet to do anything outside. The High Plains Regional Climate Center (kick ass website for weather geeks!) maps show we have 25% of the normal […]

October 2, 2011

Seven Son Flower

Filed under: Blooms,Trees — Tim Parsons @ 11:13 am  Tagged , , ,

I don’t know if I’m a lazy, slothful gardener, or just a brutally honest one, but either way I’m hoping for a hard frost pretty soon. I’m tired. My garden is tired. A good significant freeze, a cleaning of the summer slate, an official change of the seasons, that’s what I need. Given my perennial […]

October 7, 2010

Leaf Color

Filed under: Insects and Diseases,Trees — Tim Parsons @ 6:16 pm  Tagged , , ,

I’ve been reading quite a bit this fall in various newspapers, web sites, etc. about the science of leaf change, and I thought, well, heck, there goes another blog post. I don’t see the sense to retread ground others are covering. By now, you’ve probably read that leaf color changes by the shortening of day-length […]

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