Whoo-eee! It’s hot out there today, and humid. Somehow, we’ve pretty much escaped intense humidity until today. When you live in Delaware, you pretty much know it’s going to hit sooner or later.
Rhododendron in full bloom
Stove top statue in upper peony garden
Shady bench along March Bank path
Torch azalea in full bloom at entrance to Enchanted Woods
Bright pink torch azalea near frog fountain in Enchanted Woods
Hippocampus in Reflecting Pool garden – look for the frogs when you visit!
State champion Tulip Poplar near conservatory
Peony in full bloom in lower peony garden
No worries, though, as it’s always cool in the Winterthur Garden. While much of the spring thrill is gone, there’s still a lot of interest: bright pink torch azaleas in Enchanted Woods, the cool fern ‘forest’ of the lower March Bank, huge pink rhododendrons near the Visitor Center, beautiful meadow views, and scads of peonies in bloom in the Peony Garden.
When I walked past the Enchanted Woods tram stop this morning, a gentleman and his granddaughter were waiting for a tram ride to the Visitor Center. I asked if they’d discovered the koi in the Glade Garden. They were game, so I showed them how to get there (just a quick walk down hill from Enchanted Woods.) As we walked he explained that his daughter, the little girl’s mother, had her wedding reception at Winterthur, so he has fond memories of the place. And they were making more sweet memories today!
Brought me back to when our daughter and son-in-law were married in the Reflecting Pool Garden in 2009. And now I spend most Mondays and Tuesdays playing with their 4-month-old son, Thatcher. Pretty cool. Can’t wait to introduce him to Enchanted Woods! But first he needs to figure out rolling over.