Winterthur volunteer Bob Leitch shares these images of the Winterthur Garden taken on July 30.The creepy, mushroom-like plant at the end of the sequence has a common name of Indian Pipe. It’s actually a member of the blueberry family. Look for it under an azalea near the 1750 House. Very strange in a cool way.
Here’s the Winterthur Bloom hotline, 302.888.4856, message for this week:
The Winterthur Garden beckons visitors with summer treats of cool, shady glens, and inviting paths leading to welcoming benches. Summer sights and sounds will greet you at the Reflecting Pool where huge panicle hydrangeas and crape myrtles glow with soft white blossoms. Along gray-blue slate paths, hostas march with their white blossoms held high.
At Magnolia Bend, the summer sky is repeated in the bright blue of dwarf plumbago covering the ground as the light lavender Russian-sage forms feathery clouds. Enjoy a summer spectacle of bright pink on the East Terrace, where crape myrtle thrive in a protected spot near shaded tables just right for a summer repast. Nearby the glossy abelia shrubs that attract butterflies and moths are sure to delight the observant eye.
Enjoy summer in the Winterthur Garden!