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Jessie Raymond: Gardener outwits gluttonous goats

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Jessie Raymond



Ever since our two goats, Lucy and Jasper, decided that life inside a fence was just not for them, our yard has served as their all-you-can-eat buffet.

I’ve tried to pretend it’s no big deal. Every spring I tell myself maybe this year the goats will leave my flowerbeds alone. And every spring they eat everything — except the weeds, of course; goats have standards.

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2015 gardening trends reflect sustainability

Posted on May 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



Editor’s note: This piece was contributed by University of Vermont Extension Professor Leonard Perry.

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Tough Goshen winter can't stop the flowers

Posted on April 30, 2015 |
By Judith Irven



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Spring comes gently to Goshen; even now, in late April, the woods are brown and the weather often chilly.

But by early May dainty ephemeral wildflowers — Spring Beauties, Dogs Tooth Violets, Bellwort, Trillium and Dutchman’s Breeches to mention some favorites — will blanket the forest floor as the delicate green veil gradually creeps up the mountainside.

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Goshen gardener welcomes spring

Posted on April 27, 2015 |
By Judith Irven



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Spring comes gently to Goshen; even now, in late April, the woods are brown and the weather often chilly.

But by early May dainty ephemeral wildflowers — Spring Beauties, Dogs Tooth Violets, Bellwort, Trillium and Dutchman’s Breeches to mention some favorites — will blanket the forest floor as the delicate green veil gradually creeps up the mountainside.

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Landscape designer to give garden decor tips

Posted on April 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — Judith Irven of Goshen, a landscape designer, garden writer and Vermont Certified Horticulturist, will talk about garden decoration in a presentation titled “From Classic to Whimsy” at the New Haven Community Library on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m.

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CloudFarm debuts 'K-cup for food'

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — At first glance, agriculture and computer technology don’t seem to have much in common.

But Middlebury entrepreneur Cam MacKugler says when paired together, they produce wonderful results. His startup business, CloudFarm, is aimed at introducing gardening to Millennials and others who may have an interest in locally sourced food.

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The artful garden: Decorating our outdoor spaces

Posted on November 17, 2014 |
By Judith Irven



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With winter fast approaching and this year’s garden put to bed, our thoughts turn towards our gardens of the future. As with our homes, every garden must meet certain functional needs, such as providing easy access from driveway to doorway. But also, like our homes, all gardens give us personal space to indulge and please our aesthetic sensibilities.

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New England's holly: Brightening our gardens when the days are shortest

Posted on October 20, 2014 |
By Judith Irven



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The holly of my childhood was the “Christmas card holly,” with fat red berries and shiny spiny leaves that stayed green all winter long.

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Garden club committed to action

Posted on October 6, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The new slate of officers for the Middlebury Garden Club was recently installed at the club’s annual luncheon at the Waybury Inn. As gardeners, “we like to get our hands dirty and grow things,” member Lynne Boie remarked. She charged the new leaders to do just that and “to get things done” acting as optimists and doers on behalf of the organization.

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Season of mists, mellow fruitfulness: Bidding adieu to garden past

Posted on October 6, 2014 |
By Judith Irven



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It’s early October. The forests are ablaze in color and the valleys cloaked in morning mists. And in my garden the final flowers of the year — asters, chrysanthemums, bush clover and even the Rozanne geranium — having survived an early light frost, are sounding one last glorious hurrah for the season now ending. Any day now the first heavy killing frost will signal the end of this year’s garden.

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