In the one acre around Bankhouse, we have planted the same species mix that existed before we inserted the house. Routinely we do nothing more than slowly eliminate those weedy volunteers that naturally come into disturbed areas, and direct the development of the desirable natural vegetation that we introduced, or which came in of its own.”
Otherwise you won’t every win the war.
Dr. Richard Lighty retirerd in 1998 as the founding director of Mt. Cuba Center for the Study of Piedmont Flora in Greenville, DE. In 1960, he established and directed the research programs of Longwood Gardens, and in 1967 he founded the Longwood Graduate Program in Public Garden Administration at the University of Delaware. In the course of his notable career, Dick has named and introduced more than thirty species and cultivars new to American horticulture and explored for plants in Korea, Japan, Central America, Nigeria, and the eastern North American Piedmont. Currently, he serves on several boards, including The Garden Conservancy, Longwood Gardens, Stonecrop Gardens, and the University of Delaware Botanical Garden.