The garden staff at Winterthur are busy preparing for the spring with hundreds of new azaleas going into Azalea Woods.
Linda Eirhart writes:
The garden just received in over 200 azaleas that had been propagated from our garden. Many, if not most of our azaleas are not commercially available so we contract with a local grower to produce these plants for us. Each year we prepare a list of our needs and then work with Jim Gears to take the cuttings in late summer. Three years later he delivers these beautiful young plants. The majority of this year’s azaleas have been planted in Azalea Woods with a significant number going into Enchanted Woods, Oak Hill, and the woodlands above the Peony garden.
Jim waits until September to deliver these plants so that we can plant in the cooler and moister days of autumn. A great time to plant! Some of these same azaleas will be available next spring at the Winterthur Store on Clenny Run.
This program is made possible by our generous donors.
For more information about the work in Azalea Woods, see http://gardenblog.winterthur.org/2012/01/17/the-care-taker-of-azalea-woods/