This heirloom bean dates to the 1800s, well after the Pilgrim era, but they represent the type of bean the Pilgrims grew. Vermont Cranberry beans can be used as a snap, shell or dry bean. This versatility in the cooking pot and long storage capability made beans a staple among early settlers.
The pool terrace in southern Vermont is nestled into a hillside below the main house and offers a view of mountains receding into the distance. The terrace unites the pool, hot tub, pool house, outdoor kitchen and dining areas, fire pit and abundant planting beds.
This pool terrace in southern Vermont is nestled into a hillside below the main house with mountains receding into the distance. To complement the scale of the view and the house, everything the designer created for the pool area is also appropriately oversized. Predominantly native plants with some specialty perennials and annuals were used around the pool.
The folks at The Great Vermont Maze put gorillas in their corn field for their 2015 celebration of “15 years of cornfusion.” If you have ever experienced one of their intricate maze designs, then you’ll know what that means.
Corn mazes are especially popular with problem solvers and those who enjoy brain teasers but not everyone enjoys getting lost in a corn field so think twice before you enter one. You might not come out for hours. The folks at the Great Vermont Maze devised this especially tricky, dinosaur-themed corn maze for their 2014 event.
Seen from the air most corn mazes look like organic works of art but on the ground they can be delightful though challenging labyrinths for the adventurous like this 2013 design from the Great Vermont Maze in Danville, Vermont.
Designed by Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture, a wood-burning fireplace was cast in place of concrete with a board-form finish. Its covered position protects it from the summer winds in its Vermont setting.