The Middlebury Landscape

September 20, 2013

The Butternut Seed Orchard

Filed under: Landscape — Tim Parsons @ 1:13 pm  Tagged ,

I’ve learned this summer a wonderful way to get attention is to build a one acre, 8′ high deer exclusion fence out on South Street past Eastview, brush hog down the existing corn, and not tell anyone what we are doing. The landscape department, working with the State of Vermont, the US Forest Service, and […]

January 16, 2012

No-Mow at Richard Stockton

Filed under: No Mow — Tim Parsons @ 7:29 pm  Tagged ,

I recently received an email from Jessica Okazaki, from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, asking about Middlebury’s no-mow program. She is interested in starting a similar project at her school. Read more at her Facebook group called “Lose the Lawn”. I’m sure she isn’t the only one thinking about this on a college […]

April 18, 2011

Pussy Willow

Filed under: Blooms — Tim Parsons @ 5:38 am  Tagged , ,

Ask 20 gardeners, and you’ll get 40 or more answers on what they consider signs of spring. One of the most common answers, though, will probably be Pussy Willow. Salix, the Willow family, claims more than 400 members, with a range from the tropics all the way up to being the last woody plant before […]

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