A huge rainstorm blew through Winterthur around noon today. By 2:00, I ventured out into spring. Is the March Bank still blue? Are the trees ok? What’s in bloom?
Today the air was fresh, the sky full of fluffy white clouds. The sun even broke through a few times warming my shoulders. No matter what day you come to the garden, you’ll experience the “beauty and great calm of a country place.”
-The March Bank is still blue but today the flower heads are turned down and closed, but they are still out there! Next thing up will be cascades of wind flowers, then the blue of Brandywine bluebells.
– Frogs and fish at the glade garden; plus a couple snakes enjoying the afternoon sun.
-Several pieces of sculpture have returned to the Reflecting Pool Garden. Three fountains, plus one of the sundial cherubs has returned its hiatus.
-Winterhazel Walk is near its peak! Clouds of lemon yellow and pure pink form a unique composition. Look at the hellebores below that echo the colors above.
-Magnolias are opening in the Sundial Garden. The huge Wada’s Memory magnolia will be at peak any day now.
-The rain must hit have from one direction; the beech tree’s bark is dry on one side and saturated on the other.
-If you plan to visit the garden this weekend, watch the weather reports. Predictions are for very high winds tomorrow; nicer on Sunday.