Wednesdays at Winterthur walks will resume on September 3rd and continue until October 29th. Each will begin at the greenhouses at 11:30 and will last about 1 hour. Come out, get some fresh air and enjoy the Winterthur Garden.
I’m getting a little worried though – I’m leading the first one on stone walls and bridges. While I’ve been investigating them off and on for nearly a year, I’ve only scratched the topic’s stoney surface. Turns out, the geology of Delaware is pretty cool – or should I say hot? – involving continents crashing together and pulling apart along with molten-hot volcanoes just off the coast. My ace in the hole for September 3rd is Winterthur’s master mason, Don Blevins who will walk along with us to answer technical questions. Then, God willing and the mortar doesn’t set, he’s going to do a short demo on pointing a stone wall near the post office. Hope you’ll join us on September 3rd!
Topics and presenters:
9/3 Stone Walls: Fresh Research on Stone Walls and Bridges with Karen Steenhoek
9/10 What’s Up? Meet the Big Trees of Winterthur with Duncan Pike
9/17 Hidden Gems of the Winterthur Garden with Jeannette Lindvig
9/24 Low Maintenance, High Enjoyment Ground Covers with Fair Bauernschmidt
10/1 Estate History Ramble with Jeff Groff
10/8 Native Plant Possibilities with Nora Sadler
10/15 Off the Beaten Path with Mary Patterson and Tom Maddux
10/22 Make Your Garden “Pop” in Autumn with Melissa Epstein
10/29 Falling Leaves: The Mysteries of Fall Color Revealed with Ted Lewis
Dress for the weather and wear garden-worthy shoes!
No reservations necessary. Included with all admission tickets; Members and staff free.