Last week, I was lucky enough to spend an hour by myself, strolling in the Winterthur Garden. A lovely way to spend some quiet time in contemplation, just enjoying life!
Before I took off from the Visitor Center, I stopped by to say ‘hello’ to Winterthur’s wonderful garden guides. While I was there, a guest asked about a plant growing in the Reflecting Pool, describing it as long fern-like runners on the top of the water.
Now, I had a mission, to find out what that plant was! But when I looked at it, I had no idea, so I asked on of our top-notch horticulturists, Michele C. She responded right away, ‘it is a Sensitive plant (Neptunia aquatica).’ Thanks, Michele!
Sensitive plant (Neptunia aquatica)
After investigating the Reflecting Pool, I was off to check out the rest of the garden. If you’ve been reading the blog, you know improvements are underway in Enchanted Woods. Won’t that look nice when it’s done!
Here’s what I found. Hope you take time to enjoy a quiet afternoon in the beautiful Winterthur Garden. It’s a real treat and a balm for the soul. Find a nice bench and while away the afternoon.
Hello little dogwood tree! This tree was a gift to the Winterthur Garden to honor my work there. How very thoughtful.
Hardy Begonia in Enchanted Woods. Look at all those seeds for next year’s flowers! I love these in my home garden.
A view from Magnolia Bend towards the meadow. Beautiful! Where else but Winterthur?
Find a shady path to follow!
A cool setting, near the upper Peony Garden
Autumn ‘crocus’ blooming above the back ponds, just down the hill from Enchanted Woods tram stop.