Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

 

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #28

 October 21, 2020

66F, cloudy with fog & mist

 

+: Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bloom

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

 

Check these out:

 

  • Hocus-Crocus: The showy crocus (Crocus speciosus) are blooming in great numbers this week on the east side of Oak Hill adjacent to the Quarry, in the Quarry area, and on the side of Sycamore Hill along the Quarry walkway.  Their magic show doesn’t last long.
  • Sniff this out: Several of the lilacs (Syringa species and varieties) at the end of the Sundial Garden along Garden Lane are blooming with scents of spring.
  • Brilliant: The crabapple (Malus species and varieties) fruits are sparkling like fine red art glass at the edge of the Pinetum.  The birds are having a fine time with them.  Catch the show from the Pinetum bench that gives a view into the treetops.
  • Camellias: The white camellias (Camellia varieties) are blooming on the upper side of the Museum Store.

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green, string-bean-like seed pods)

pb        Heptacodium miconioides (Seven-sons tree – rose sepals)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – pink to tan)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round yellow-green seed pods)

ber       Physalis species (Ground cherry – green to tan ‘lantern’ seed pod – at far edge of parking lot near cherry trees)

pb        Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pf         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pf         Symphyotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

 

LAGOONS

pb        Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

pb        Coronilla varia (Crown vetch – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pb        Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white – along Clenny Run)

ber       Maclura pomifera (Osage orange – ‘pebbly’ softball-sized green fruits – along Clenny Run)

ber       Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed – green berries turning purple on red stems)

pf         Polygonum hydropiperoides (Mild water-pepper – tiny white flowers)

b          Prunella vulgaris (Heal all – purple)

pb        Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pb        Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

pb        Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

pf         Symphyotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish-purple)

 

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pb        Buddleia davidii (Butterfly bush – white)

pb        Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon – rosy purple)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – tan)

pb        Lagerstroemia ‘Biloxi’ (Crape myrtle variety – dark pink)

pb        Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste-tree – blue, pale pink, white)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Osmanthus heterophyllus (Holly Osmanthus – white, fragrant)

fb         Prenanthes species (Rattlesnake-root – greenish bell-like flowers)

pb        Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

 

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Tricyrtis variety (Toad-lily – white with purple speckles)

 

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

 

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

PEONY GARDEN

AZALEA WOODS

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Tricyrtis variety (Toad-lily – white with purple speckles)

 

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

pb        Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago – intense blue)

pb        Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

pf         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pf         Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

 

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

pb        Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fbb       Galanthus ‘Barnes’ (Snowdrop variety – white)

ber       Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia – pinkish to red fuzzy cones)

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

pb        Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white – behind Bath House)

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia – pinkish fuzzy cones with bright red berries)

pf,+     Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue – behind Bath House)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Begonia grandis (Hardy begonia – pink)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – pink to tan)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Callicarpa japonica variety (Japanese beautyberry – white berries)

pb        Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – green to tan)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – green to tan)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

fb,+     Tricyrtis varieties (Toad-lily – white with purple speckles)

 

MARCH BANK

pb        Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – brown)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink)

pb        Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

pf         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

 

GARDEN LANE

pb        Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ (Autumn rosebud cherry – pale pink to white)

 

WINTERHAZEL WALK

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

b          Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

pf         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

 

ICEWELL TERRACE

pb        Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

pb        Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

pb        Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pb        Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

 

PINETUM

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

pb        Chaenomeles x superba ‘Perfecta’ (Flowering quince cultivar – white to pale salmon-pink)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Texas Scarlet’ (Flowering quince cultivar – scarlet)

pb        Erodium cicutarium (Cranesbill – pink)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

ber       Malus species (Crabapple – red fruits)

b          Oxalis species (Wood sorrel – yellow)

fb         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads’)

pb        Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

b          Spiraea arguta (Spiraea species – white)

b          Syringa variety (Lilac – single red-purple, lilac, pink lavender)

b          Syringa ‘Primrose’ (Lilac variety – white)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica variety (Japanese beautyberry – white berries)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

 

ENCHANTED WOODS

pb        Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Anemone hupehensis (Anemone – dark pink)

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – greenish to tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – greenish to pink)

pb        Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Tricyrtis variety (Toad lily – white with purple speckles)

 

OAK HILL

East Side

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica variety (Japanese beautyberry – white berries)

pf,+     Colchicum byzantium (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink with white center)

pf,+     Colchicum ‘Giant’ (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink)

fb,+     Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white – in meadow)

pb        Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf         Hydrangea involucrata ‘Tama Azisai’ (Bracted hydrangea – white with blue, pink)

ber       Poncirus trifoliata (Hardy orange – fuzzy dark yellow fruits)

pb        Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow – in meadow)

pb        Sternbergia lutea (Fall daffodil – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white – at bottom of meadow)

pf         Symphyotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue – at bottom of meadow)

fb         Tricyrtis variety (Toad-lily – white with purple speckles)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

 

West Side

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – red berries)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

pb        Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Anemone x hupehensis (Anemone cultivar – pink)

fb         Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink)

pb,+     Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf,+     Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

pf         Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose – yellow – along Quarry outlet stream)

pf,+     Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan – yellow)

pb,+     Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Solidago variety (Goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

pf         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Tricyrtis variety (Toad lily – white with purple speckles)

 

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green to brown, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

fb,+     Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink)

pf,+     Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – pinkish-tan to brown)

pb        Leptodermis oblonga (Chinese leptodermis – rosy lavender)

pb        Rosa ‘Radwin’ (Winner’s Circle rose – red – 2 blossoms)

pf         Rosa species (Rose – white – around Brick Lookout)

pf         Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pf         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pb        Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum (Doublefile viburnum – white – 3 flower clusters)

ber       Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Leatherleaf viburnum – bright red berries – very few)

fb         Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Leatherleaf viburnum – off-white)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

pb        Weigela ‘Eva Rathke’ (Weigela cultivar – dark red – 2 flowers)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

fb         Camellia ‘Mason Farm’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

b          Camellia oleifera ‘Lu Shan Snow’ (Camellia variety – white)

fb         Camellia sasanqua/oleifera  (Camellia variety – white)

b          Camellia ‘Snow Flurry’ (Camellia variety – double white)

b          Camellia ‘Survivor’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

pb        Colchicum species (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink)

pb        Heptacodium miconioides (Seven-sons tree – white, pink sepals – behind Museum Store)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – greenish to tan)

pb        Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Fuji Waterfall’ (Bigleaf hydrangea cultivar – white)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex opaca (American holly – red berries)

ber       Ilex ‘Winter Red’ (Winterberry holly – red berries)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

pb        Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ (Daylily – yellow)

pb,+     Hosta lancifolia (Narrow leaf hosta – lavender)

pf,+     Lablab purpureus (Hyacinth bean vine – purple)

ber       Lablab purpureus (Hyacinth bean vine – shiny purple seed pods)

ber       Ricinus communis variety (Castor oil plant – red seed pods)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

 

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

pf         Brassica species (Mustard – light yellow)

pf         Centaurea maculata (Spotted knapweed – purple)

pb        Cicorium intybus (Chicory – blue)

pb        Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle – pale lilac)

pb        Coronilla varia (Crown vetch – lavender-pink)

b          Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink – along Quarry outlet stream)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pb        Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Red’ (Hardy hibiscus variety – red – along Quarry outlet stream)

pb        Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna White’ (Hardy hibiscus variety – white – along Quarry outlet stream)

pf         Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose – yellow – along Quarry outlet stream)

fb         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads)

b          Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan – yellow)

pb        Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

fb,+     Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pb        Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

pb        Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

pf         Symphyotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish purple)

pf         Typha latifolia (Cattail – brown ‘hot dogs’)

 

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

pb        Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white – at edge of woods)

pb        Coronilla varia (Crown vetch – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pb        Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white – along edge of woods)

pb        Gnaphalium obtusifolium (Sweet everlasting – white)

fb         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads’)

pb        Pycnanthemum species (Mountain mint – green to tan with white ‘haze’)

fb,+     Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan – yellow)

ber       Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – yellow berries)

pb,+     Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

fb,+     Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pb        Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

pb        Symphyotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish-purple)

 

Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers

 

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #27

 October 14, 2020

68F, sunny

 

+: Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

 

Check these out:

 

  • Brilliant: The crabapple (Malus species and varieties) fruits are sparkling like fine red art glass at the edge of the Pinetum.  The birds are having a fine time with them.  Catch the show from the Pinetum bench that gives a view into the treetops.
  • Asters in all of the meadows: Asters (Symphiotrichum species) are in abundance in all of the meadows this week, in colors from white to pale blue to purple.  Take the mowed pathway from Garden Lane to the neo-classical folly to walk through a cloud of tiny, white daisy-like heath and calico asters.  Heavenly!
  • The show is at its best: The autumn crocus (Colchicum byzantium – lavender-pink with white center and Colchicum ‘Giant’ – lavender-pink) is blooming on the east side of Oak Hill.  Look in the lawn between the hardy orange trees & the native azalea bushes, or get a great view from the bench adjacent to the Quarry Garden.  Also found at the edge of the meadow along Gray Building Road and the corner of Cutting Garden Road.

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green, string-bean-like seed pods)

pb        Heptacodium miconioides (Seven-sons tree – rose sepals)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – pink to tan)

b          Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle – white)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round yellow-green seed pods)

ber       Physalis species (Ground cherry – green to tan ‘lantern’ seed pod – at far edge of parking lot near cherry trees)

pb        Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Symphyotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

 

LAGOONS

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pb        Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white – along Clenny Run)

pb        Galium mollugo (Wild madder – white ‘clouds’ of tiny flowers)

ber       Maclura pomifera (Osage orange – ‘pebbly’ softball-sized green fruits – along Clenny Run)

ber       Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed – green berries turning purple on red stems)

fb         Polygonum hydropiperoides (Mild water-pepper – tiny white flowers)

pb        Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pf         Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

pb        Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

pf         Symphyotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

 

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pf         Buddleia davidii (Butterfly bush – white)

pb        Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon – rosy purple)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – tan)

pb        Lagerstroemia ‘Biloxi’ (Crape myrtle variety – dark pink)

pb        Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste-tree – blue, pale pink, white)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fbb       Osmanthus heterophyllus (Holly Osmanthus – white, fragrant)

fb         Prenanthes species (Rattlesnake-root – greenish bell-like flowers)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

 

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

b          Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’)

pb        Hosta lancifolia (Narrow leaf hosta – lavender)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

b          Tricyrtis variety (Toad-lily – white with purple speckles)

 

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

 

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

PEONY GARDEN

AZALEA WOODS

pb        Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Gentiana clausa (Closed gentian – dark blue)

pf         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

 

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

pb        Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

pb        Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago – intense blue)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pf         Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

 

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

pb        Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

pb        Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink)

ber       Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia – pinkish to red fuzzy cones)

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

pb        Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white – behind Bath House)

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia – pinkish fuzzy cones with bright red berries)

fb,+     Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue – behind Bath House)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Begonia grandis (Hardy begonia – pink)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – pink to tan)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

pb        Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Callicarpa japonica variety (Japanese beautyberry – white berries)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – green)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – green)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

pf         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

fb,+     Tricyrtis variety (Toad-lily – white with purple speckles)

MARCH BANK

pb        Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

pb        Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

pb        Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – greenish)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink)

pb        Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

pf         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

 

GARDEN LANE

WINTERHAZEL WALK

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

b          Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

pf         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

 

ICEWELL TERRACE

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

pf         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

pf         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pf         Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

 

PINETUM

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Perfecta’ (Flowering quince cultivar – white to pale salmon-pink)

pb        Erodium cicutarium (Cranesbill – pink)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

ber       Malus species (Crabapple – red fruits)

b          Oxalis species (Wood sorrel – yellow)

fb         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads’)

pf         Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

pb        Syringa variety (Lilac – single red-purple)

b          Syringa ‘Primrose’ (Lilac variety – white)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica variety (Japanese beautyberry – white berries)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

 

ENCHANTED WOODS

pb        Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Anemone hupehensis (Anemone – dark pink)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Hamamelis virginiana (Common witch hazel – yellow ‘ribbons’)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – greenish to tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – greenish to pink)

pb        Salvia koyamae (Japanese sage – yellow)

pf         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Tricyrtis variety (Toad lily – white with purple speckles)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

 

OAK HILL

East Side

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica variety (Japanese beautyberry – white berries)

pf,+     Colchicum byzantium (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink with white center)

fb,+     Colchicum ‘Giant’ (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink)

fb         Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white – in meadow)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf         Hydrangea involucrata ‘Tama Azisai’ (Bracted hydrangea – white with blue, pink)

ber       Poncirus trifoliata (Hardy orange – fuzzy dark yellow fruits)

pb        Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow – in meadow)

pf         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

pf,+     Solidago variety (Goldenrod – yellow – at bottom of meadow)

pf         Sternbergia lutea (Fall daffodil – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white – at bottom of meadow)

fb         Symphyotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue – at bottom of meadow)

b          Tricyrtis variety (Toad-lily – white with purple speckles)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

 

West Side

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – red berries)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Anemone x hupehensis (Anemone cultivar – pink)

fb         Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink)

pf,+     Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf,+     Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

pf         Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose – yellow – along Quarry outlet stream)

fb,+     Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan – yellow)

fb,+     Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

pf         Solidago variety (Goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

pf         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Tricyrtis variety (Toad lily – white with purple speckles)

 

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cornus kousa (Kousa dogwood – ‘pebbly’ red fruits)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

fb,+     Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink)

pf,+     Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – pinkish-tan)

pb        Leptodermis oblonga (Chinese leptodermis – rosy lavender)

pb        Rosa ‘Radwin’ (Winner’s Circle rose – red – 2 blossoms)

pf         Rosa species (Rose – white – around Brick Lookout)

b          Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Leatherleaf viburnum – off-white)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

pb        Weigela ‘Eva Rathke’ (Weigela cultivar – dark red)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

b          Camellia ‘Mason Farm’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

fbb       Camellia oleifera ‘Lu Shan Snow’ (Camellia variety – white)

b          Camellia ‘Survivor’ (Camellia variety – white with pink-tinged buds)

pb        Colchicum species (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink)

pb        Heptacodium miconioides (Seven-sons tree – white – behind Museum Store)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – greenish)

pb        Hydrangea macrophylla (Bigleaf hydrangea – dark rose)

pb        Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Fuji Waterfall’ (Bigleaf hydrangea cultivar – white)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex ‘Winter Red’ (Winterberry holly – red berries)

fb         Polygonum hydropiperoides (Mild water-pepper – tiny white flowers – along Clenny Run)

pf         Sternbergia lutea (Fall daffodil – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

pb        Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ (Daylily – yellow)

pb,+     Hosta lancifolia (Narrow leaf hosta – lavender)

fb,+     Lablab purpureus (Hyacinth bean vine – purple)

ber       Lablab purpureus (Hyacinth bean vine – shiny purple seed pods)

ber       Ricinus communis variety (Castor oil plant – red seed pods)

 

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

pf         Brassica species (Mustard – light yellow)

pf         Centaurea maculata (Spotted knapweed – purple)

pb        Cicorium intybus (Chicory – blue)

pb        Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle – pale lilac)

pb        Coronilla varia (Crown vetch – lavender-pink)

b          Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink – along Quarry outlet stream)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pb        Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Red’ (Hardy hibiscus variety – red – along Quarry outlet stream)

pf         Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose – yellow – along Quarry outlet stream)

ber       Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed – green berries turning purple on red stems)

fb         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads)

fb         Prunella vulgaris (Heal all – purple)

pb        Silphium perfoliatum (Cup plant – yellow)

pb        Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

fb,+     Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pf         Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

fb         Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

fb         Symphyotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish purple)

pf         Typha latifolia (Cattail – brown ‘hot dogs’)

 

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white – at edge of woods)

pb        Coronilla varia (Crown vetch – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pb        Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white – along edge of woods)

pb        Gnaphalium obtusifolium (Sweet everlasting – white)

fb         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads’)

pb        Pycnanthemum species (Mountain mint – green to tan with white ‘haze’)

fb,+     Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan – yellow)

ber       Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – yellow berries)

pf,+     Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

fb,+     Symphyotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pb        Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

pb        Symphyotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

fb         Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish-purple)

 

Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers

 

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #26

 October 7, 2020

73F, sunny

 

+: Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bl

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

Check these out:

 

  • Brilliant: The crabapple (Malus species and varieties) fruits are sparkling like fine red art glass at the edge of the Pinetum.  The birds are having a fine time with them.  Catch the show from the Pinetum bench that gives a view into the treetops.
  • Asters in all of the meadows: Asters (Symphiotrichum species) are in abundance in all of the meadows this week, in colors from white to pale blue to purple.  Take the mowed pathway from Garden Lane to the neo-classical folly to walk through a cloud of tiny, white daisy-like heath and calico asters.  Heavenly!
  • The show is at its best: The autumn crocus (Colchicum byzantium – lavender-pink with white center and Colchicum ‘Giant’ – lavender-pink) is blooming on the east side of Oak Hill.  Look in the lawn between the hardy orange trees & the native azalea bushes, or get a great view from the bench adjacent to the Quarry Garden.  Also found at the edge of the meadow along Gray Building Road and the corner of Cutting Garden Road.

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green, string-bean-like seed pods)

pb        Heptacodium miconoides (Seven-sons tree – white)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – pink to tan)

b          Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle – white)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round yellow-green seed pods)

ber       Physalis species (Ground cherry – green to tan ‘lantern’ seed pod – at far edge of parking lot near cherry trees)

b          Prunus laurocerasus ‘Zabelina’ (Cherry laurel cultivar – white)

pf         Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pf         Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow)

b          Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

 

LAGOONS

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white – along Clenny Run)

pb        Galium mollugo (Wild madder – white ‘clouds’ of tiny flowers)

pb        Impatiens capensis (Jewel weed – orange)

fb         Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle – white)

ber       Maclura pomifera (Osage orange – ‘pebbly’ softball-sized green fruits – along Clenny Run)

b          Oxalis species (Wood sorrel – yellow)

ber       Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed – green berries turning purple on red stems)

fb         Polygonum hydropiperoides (Mild water-pepper – tiny white flowers)

pf,+     Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Solidago graminifolia (Lance-leaved goldenrod – yellow)

pf,+     Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

pf         Symphiotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

fb,+     Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish-purple)

 

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pf         Buddleia davidii (Butterfly bush – white)

pf         Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon – rosy purple)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – tan)

pf         Lagerstroemia ‘Biloxi’ (Crape myrtle variety – dark pink)

pb        Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste-tree – blue, pale pink, white)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Prenanthes species (Rattlesnake-root – greenish bell-like flowers)

fb         Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

b          Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

 

 

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Hosta lancifolia (Narrow leaf hosta – lavender)

b          Impatiens capensis (Jewel weed – orange)

b          Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

 

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads’)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

b          Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

 

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

 

PEONY GARDEN

 

AZALEA WOODS

pf,+     Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

pb        Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Gentiana clausa (Closed gentian – dark blue)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

 

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

pf         Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

pb        Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago – intense blue)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Rhododndron mucronatum ‘Magnifica’ ( Magnifica azalea – white with strawberry speckles – 1 flower)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

 

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fbb       Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink)

pb        Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Royal standard hosta – white)

ber       Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia – pinkish to red fuzzy cones)

 

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

pb        Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

pf         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white – behind Bath House)

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia – pinkish fuzzy cones with bright red berries)

fb,+     Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue – behind Bath House)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Begonia grandis (Hardy begonia – pink)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – pink to tan)

fb         Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

fb         Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Callicarpa japonica variety (Japanese beautyberry – white berries)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf         Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – green)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – green)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

b          Tricyrtis variety (Toad-lily – white with purple speckles)

 

MARCH BANK

fb         Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf         Kirengeshoma palmata (Wax bells – yellow)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Chelone glabra (Turtlehead – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – greenish)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

 

GARDEN LANE

 

WINTERHAZEL WALK

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

 

ICEWELL TERRACE

pb        Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

 

PINETUM

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Perfecta’ (Flowering quince cultivar – white to pale salmon-pink)

ber       Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – yellow fruits)

pb        Erodium cicutarium (Cranesbill – pink)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

ber       Idesia polycarpa (Iigiri tree – light orange berries)

fb         Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

ber       Malus species (Crabapple – red fruits)

b          Oxalis species (Wood sorrel – yellow)

fb         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads’)

fb         Symphiotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

 

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

pb        Syringa variety (Lilac – single red-purple)

pb        Syringa ‘Primrose’ (Lilac variety – white)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica variety (Japanese beautyberry – white berries)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

 

ENCHANTED WOODS

pf,+     Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Anemone hupehensis (Anemone – dark pink)

pb,+     Begonia grandis (Hardy begonia – white, pink)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf         Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – greenish to tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – greenish to pink)

fb         Salvia koyamae (Japanese sage – yellow)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

b          Tricyrtis variety (Toad lily – white with purple speckles)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

 

OAK HILL

East Side

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

fb,+     Colchicum byzantium (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink with white center)

fb,+     Colchicum ‘Giant’ (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white – in meadow)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

b          Hieracium species (Hawkweed – yellow – at edge of meadow)

pf         Hydrangea involucrata ‘Tama Azisai’ (Bracted hydrangea – white with blue, pink)

ber       Poncirus trifoliata (Hardy orange – fuzzy dark yellow fruits)

pf         Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow – in meadow)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Solidago graminifolia (Lance-leaved goldenrod – yellow – at bottom of meadow)

pb        Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow – in hillside meadow)

pf,+     Solidago variety (Goldenrod – yellow – at bottom of meadow)

fb         Sternbergia lutea (Fall daffodil – yellow)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white – at bottom of meadow)

fb         Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue – at bottom of meadow)

b          Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

 

West Side

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – red berries)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

pf         Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Anemone x hupehensis (Anemone cultivar – pink)

pb        Eupatorium maculatum (Joe pye weed – white to pale lavender-pink)

pf,+     Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf,+     Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pf         Ligularia sibirica var. speciosa (Ligularia – yellow)

pb        Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower – red)

pb        Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

fb         Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose – yellow – along Quarry outlet stream)

pb        Primula japonica (Candelabra primrose – red – 1 plant)

fb,+     Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan – yellow)

fb,+     Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Solidago variety (Goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

fb         Tricyrtis variety (Toad lily – white with purple speckles)

 

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cornus kousa (Kousa dogwood – ‘pebbly’ red fruits)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

fb         Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink)

pf,+     Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – pinkish-tan)

pb        Leptodermis oblonga (Chinese leptodermis – rosy lavender)

pb        Rosa ‘Radwin’ (Winner’s Circle rose – red – 1 blossom)

pf         Rosa species (Rose – white – around Brick Lookout)

b          Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Spiraea x ‘Margaritae’ (Margarita spiraea – shades of pink)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Leatherleaf viburnum – off-white)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

pf         Colchicum species (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink)

pb        Heptacodium miconoides (Seven-sons tree – white – behind Museum Store)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – greenish)

pb        Hydrangea macrophylla (Bigleaf hydrangea – dark rose)

pb        Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Fuji Waterfall’ (Bigleaf hydrangea cultivar – white)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex ‘Winter Red’ (Winterberry holly – red berries)

fb         Polygonum hydropiperoides (Mild water-pepper – tiny white flowers – along Clenny Run)

pf         Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Sternbergia lutea (Fall daffodil – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

pb        Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ (Daylily – yellow)

pb,+     Hosta lancifolia (Narrow leaf hosta – lavender)

fb,+     Lablab purpureus (Hyacinth bean vine – purple)

ber       Lablab purpureus (Hyacinth bean vine – shiny purple seed pods)

ber       Ricinus communis variety (Castor oil plant – red seed pods)

pb        Sedum spectabile variety (Stonecrop – lavender-, pink)

 

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

ber       Asclepias syriaca (Common milkweed – green, prickly ‘teardrops’)

pf         Brassica species (Mustard – light yellow)

pb        Carduus nutans (Nodding thistle – reddish purple)

pf         Centaurea maculata (Spotted knapweed – purple)

pf         Cicorium intybus (Chicory – blue)

pb        Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle – pale lilac)

pb        Coronilla varia (Crown vetch – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pb        Impatiens capensis (Jewel weed – orange)

fb         Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose – yellow – along Quarry outlet stream)

ber       Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed – green berries turning purple on red stems)

fb         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads)

pb        Silphium perfoliatum (Cup plant – yellow)

pf,+     Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Solidago graminifolia (Lance-leaved goldenrod – yellow)

pb,+     Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

fb,+     Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pf         Symphiotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

fb         Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish purple)

pf         Typha latifolia (Cattail – brown ‘hot dogs’)

 

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white – at edge of woods)

pb        Coronilla varia (Crown vetch – lavender-pink)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white – along edge of woods)

fb         Gnaphalium obtusifolium (Sweet everlasting – white)

b          Oxalis species (Wood sorrel – yellow)

ber       Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed – green berries turning purple on red stems)

fb         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads’)

pb        Pycnanthemum species (Mountain mint – green with white ‘haze’)

fb,+     Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan – yellow)

ber       Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – yellow berries)

pf,+     Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Solidago graminifolia (Lance-leaved goldenrod – yellow)

pf,+     Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow)

fb,+     Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

pf,+     Symphiotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

fb         Symphiotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish-purple)

 

Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #25

 October 1, 2020

70F, partly cloudy

 

+: Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bloom

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

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Check these out:

 

  • Asters in all of the meadows: Asters (Symphiotrichum species) are in abundance in all of the meadows this week, in colors from white to pale blue to purple.  Take the mowed pathway from Garden Lane to the neo-classical folly to walk through a cloud of tiny, white daisy-like heath and calico asters.  Heavenly!
  • The show is at its best: The autumn crocus (Colchicum byzantium – lavender-pink with white center and Colchicum ‘Giant’ – lavender-pink) is blooming on the east side of Oak Hill.  Look in the lawn between the hardy orange trees & the native azalea bushes, or get a great view from the bench adjacent to the Quarry Garden.
  • Fairy candles: Experience the magic of the fuzzy white spikes of fairy candles/fairy wands (Actaea acerina), also called bugbane, in Azalea Woods inthe triangle along the east-west path nearest the 1850 House and along the serpent pathway in Enchanted Woods.
  • Gorgeous goldenrod: Walk the mowed pathways through the meadows to be immersed in goldenrod (Solidago species) flowers or stop on a hillside for a breathtaking view of gold.

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green, string-bean-like seed pods)

pb        Heptacodium miconoides (Seven-sons tree – white)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – pink to tan)

b          Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle – white)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round yellow-green seed pods)

ber       Physalis species (Ground cherry – green to tan ‘lantern’ seed pod – at far edge of parking lot near cherry trees)

b          Prunus laurocerasus ‘Zabelina’ (Cherry laurel cultivar – white)

pf         Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pf         Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow)

b          Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

 

LAGOONS

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

b          Chelone glabra (Turtlehead – white)

pb        Cicorium intybus (Chicory – blue)

pb        Cirsium muticum (Swamp thistle – reddish purple)

fb         Convolvulus species (Morning-glory vine – white, pink)

pb        Coronilla varia (Crown vetch – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white – along Clenny Run)

pf         Galium mollugo (Wild madder – white ‘clouds’ of tiny flowers)

pf         Impatiens capensis (Jewel weed – orange)

pf         Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

fb         Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle – white)

ber       Maclura pomifera (Osage orange – ‘pebbly’ softball-sized green fruits – along Clenny Run)

b          Oxalis species (Wood sorrel – yellow)

ber       Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed – green berries turning purple on red stems)

fb         Polygonum hydropiperoides (Mild water-pepper – tiny white flowers)

fb,+     Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Solidago graminifolia (Lance-leaved goldenrod – yellow)

pf,+     Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

fb,+     Symphiotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

fb,+     Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish-purple)

pb        Vicia cracca (Cow vetch – purple)

 

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pf         Buddleia davidii (Butterfly bush – white)

fb         Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon – rosy purple)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – white/off-white turning pinkish-tan)

pf         Lagerstroemia ‘Biloxi’ (Crape myrtle variety – dark pink)

pb        Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste-tree – blue, pale pink, white)

 

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Prenanthes species (Rattlesnake-root – greenish bell-like flowers)

b          Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

b          Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

b          Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

 

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Hosta lancifolia (Narrow leaf hosta – lavender)

pb        Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Royal standard hosta – white)

b          Impatiens capensis (Jewel weed – orange)

b          Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

 

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads’)

 

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

 

PEONY GARDEN

 

AZALEA WOODS

fb,+     Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

b          Colchicum species (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink – 1 flower)

pb        Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf         Gentiana clausa (Closed gentian – dark blue)

pf         Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

 

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

fb         Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

pf         Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago – intense blue)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Rhododndron mucronatum ‘Magnifica’ ( Magnifica azalea – white with strawberry speckles – 3 flowers)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

 

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fbb       Crocus speciosus (Showy crocus – lavender-pink)

pb        Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Royal standard hosta – white)

ber       Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia – pinkish to red fuzzy cones)

 

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white – behind Bath House)

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

pf         Hosta lancifolia (Narrow leaf hosta – lavender – behind Bath House)

ber       Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia – pinkish fuzzy cones with bright red berries)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue – behind Bath House)

 

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Begonia grandis (Hardy begonia – pink)

pf         Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – white)

pb        Hydrangea serrata ‘Shirofugi’ (Tea of Heaven hydrangea cultivar – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – red berries)

 

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

fb         Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Callicarpa japonica variety (Japanese beautyberry – white berries)

fb         Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf         Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – green)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – green)

pf         Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue, white)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

b          Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

b          Tricyrtis variety (Toad-lily – white with purple speckles)

 

MARCH BANK

fb         Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

pb        Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Kirengeshoma palmata (Wax bells – yellow)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

 

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Chelone glabra (Turtlehead – white)

pb        Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – greenish)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pb        Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

 

GARDEN LANE

 

WINTERHAZEL WALK

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pfb       Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue, few white)

b          Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

 

ICEWELL TERRACE

fb         Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

 

PINETUM

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pb        Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – red, orange)

b          Chaenomeles x superba ‘Perfecta’ (Flowering quince cultivar – white to pale salmon-pink)

ber       Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – yellow fruits)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

ber       Idesia polycarpa (Iigiri tree – light orange berries)

fb         Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

ber       Malus species (Crabapple – red fruits)

b          Oxalis species (Wood sorrel – yellow)

fb         Symphiotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

 

SUNDIAL GARDEN

pb        Syringa variety (Lilac – single red-purple)

 

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

 

ENCHANTED WOODS

fb,+     Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

ber       Actaea pachypoda (Doll’s eyes – white berries)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Anemone hupehensis (Anemone – dark pink)

pf,+     Begonia grandis (Hardy begonia – white, pink)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – greenish to tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – greenish, turning pink to tan)

pf         Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – white to greenish)

fb         Kirengeshoma palmata (Wax bells – yellow)

fb         Salvia koyamae (Japanese sage – yellow)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

b          Tricyrtis variety (Toad lily – white with purple speckles)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

 

OAK HILL

East Side

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

fb,+     Colchicum byzantium (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink with white center)

fb,+     Colchicum ‘Giant’ (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white – in meadow)

pb        Eupatorium perfoliatum (Wetlands boneset – white – at bottom of meadow)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Hosta lancifolia (Narrow leaf hosta – lavender)

pf         Hydrangea involucrata ‘Tama Azisai’ (Bracted hydrangea – white with blue, pink)

pb        Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower – red – at bottom of meadow)

fb         Polygonum hydropiperoides (Mild water-pepper – tiny white flowers – at bottom of meadow)

ber       Poncirus trifoliata (Hardy orange – fuzzy dark yellow fruits)

pf         Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow – in meadow)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Solidago graminifolia (Lance-leaved goldenrod – yellow – at bottom of meadow)

pf         Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow – in hillside meadow)

fb,+     Solidago variety (Goldenrod – yellow – at bottom of meadow)

fb         Sternbergia lutea (Fall daffodil – yellow)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white – at bottom of meadow)

fb         Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue – at bottom of meadow)

b          Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

West Side

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – red berries)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

 

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

fb         Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

b          Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Anemone x hupehensis (Anemone cultivar – pink)

pb        Clematis heracleifolia var. davidiana (Tube clematis – blue)

pb        Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

pb        Eupatorium maculatum (Joe pye weed – white to pale lavender-pink)

pf,+     Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb,+     Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pf         Ligularia sibirica var. speciosa (Ligularia – yellow)

pb        Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower – red)

pb        Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

fb         Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose – yellow – along Quarry outlet stream)

pb        Primula japonica (Candelabra primrose – red – 1 plant)

fb,+     Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan – yellow)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Solidago variety (Goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

b          Tricyrtis variety (Toad lily – white with purple speckles)

 

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green, string-bean-like seed pods)

ber       Cornus kousa (Kousa dogwood – ‘pebbly’ red fruits)

ber       Cotoneaster salicifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

fb,+     Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pf         Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – pinkish-tan)

pb        Leptodermis oblonga (Chinese leptodermis – rosy lavender)

pb        Rosa ‘Radwin’ (Winner’s Circle rose – red – 1 blossom)

pf         Rosa species (Rose – white – around Brick Lookout)

b          Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Spiraea x ‘Margaritae’ (Margarita spiraea – shades of pink)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Leatherleaf viburnum – off-white)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

pb        Weigela ‘Eva Rathke’ (Weigela cultivar – dark red)

 

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

pf         Colchicum species (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink)

pf         Heptacodium miconoides (Seven-sons tree – white – behind Museum Store)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – greenish)

pb        Hydrangea macrophylla (Bigleaf hydrangea – dark rose)

pb        Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Fuji Waterfall’ (Bigleaf hydrangea cultivar – white)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex ‘Winter Red’ (Winterberry holly – red berries)

pb        Impatiens capensis (Jewel weed – orange – along Clenny Run)

fb         Polygonum hydropiperoides (Mild water-pepper – tiny white flowers – along Clenny Run)

fb         Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

b          Sternbergia lutea (Fall daffodil – yellow)

b          Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

pb        Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Leatherleaf viburnum – off-white – along Museum Store and at Coach House)

 

GREENHOUSE AREA

pb        Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ (Daylily – yellow)

pf,+     Hosta lancifolia (Narrow leaf hosta – lavender)

fb,+     Lablab purpureus (Hyacinth bean vine – purple)

ber       Lablab purpureus (Hyacinth bean vine – shiny purple seed pods)

ber       Ricinus communis variety (Castor oil plant – red seed pods)

pb        Sedum spectabile variety (Stonecrop – lavender-, pink)

 

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

ber       Asclepias syriaca (Common milkweed – green, prickly ‘teardrops’)

pf         Brassica species (Mustard – light yellow)

pb        Carduus nutans (Nodding thistle – reddish purple)

pf         Centaurea maculata (Spotted knapweed – purple)

pf         Chelone glabra (Turtlehead – white)

pf         Cicorium intybus (Chicory – blue)

pb        Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle – pale lilac)

fb         Commelina erecta (Slender dayflower – light blue)

pb        Coronilla varia (Crown vetch – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pf         Eupatorium perfoliatum (Wetlands boneset – white)

pb        Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Red’ (Hardy hibiscus variety – red – 1 bloom – along Quarry outlet stream)

pb        Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna White’ (Hardy hibiscus variety – white – 1 bloom – along Quarry outlet stream)

pf         Impatiens capensis (Jewel weed – orange)

pf         Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

b          Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle – white)

fb         Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose – yellow – along Quarry outlet stream)

ber       Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed – green berries turning purple on red stems)

fb,+     Polygonum hydropiperoides (Mild water-pepper – tiny white flowers)

fb         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads’)

pb        Silphium perfoliatum (Cup plant – yellow)

b          Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – white to lavender ‘stars’ with yellow center)

fb,+     Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Solidago graminifolia (Lance-leaved goldenrod – yellow)

pf,+     Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow)

b          Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

fb,+     Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

fb         Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish purple)

pf         Typha latifolia (Cattail – brown ‘hot dogs’)

 

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white – at edge of woods)

ber       Asclepias syriaca (Common milkweed – green, prickly ‘teardrops’)

pb        Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle – pale lilac)

pb        Coronilla varia (Crown vetch – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pf         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white – along edge of woods)

fb         Gnaphalium obtusifolium (Sweet everlasting – white)

b          Oxalis species (Wood sorrel – yellow)

ber       Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed – green berries turning purple on red stems)

fb         Polygonum pennsylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed – clusters of tiny pink ‘beads’)

fb         Pycnanthemum species (Mountain mint – green with white ‘haze’)

fb,+     Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan – yellow)

ber       Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – yellow berries)

fb,+     Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Solidago graminifolia (Lance-leaved goldenrod – yellow)

pf,+     Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow)

fb,+     Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb,+     Symphiotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

fb         Symphiotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish-purple)

 

 Bloom Report presented by:

Pauline Myers

This weekend I put together a simple hike of about 3 miles that took me through Nursery Woods, where some of our most severe storm damage is on display, up through Chandler Woods. The hike is moderate with a little challenge at the Reservoir as you climb up the hill to the meadow. There should be elements of fall color along the walk and I spotted several deer. I have posted the trail to AllTrails for those who would like to try it (see below or follow this link https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/sat-29-aug-2020-23-03-4a3fd91?u=i).

Winterthur Reservoir


Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #24

 September 23, 2020

73F, sunny

 

+: Abundant

fbb: Flower-bud breaking

b: Some bloom

fb: Full Bloom

pf: Petals falling/drying

pb: Past bloom (few remain)

ber: Berries, fruits

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Check these out:

  • The show is at its best: The autumn crocus (Colchicum byzantium – lavender-pink with white center and Colchicum ‘Giant’ – lavender-pink) is blooming on the east side of Oak Hill.  Look in the lawn between the hardy orange trees & the native azalea bushes, or get a great view from the bench adjacent to the Quarry Garden.
  • Fairy candles: Experience the magic of the fuzzy white spikes of fairy candles/fairy wands (Actaea acerina), also called bugbane, in Azalea Woods in the triangle along the east-west path nearest the 1850 House and along the serpent pathway in Enchanted Woods.
  • Gorgeous goldenrod: Walk the mowed pathways through the meadows to be immersed in goldenrod (Solidago species) flowers or stop on a hillside for a breathtaking view of gold.

 

ENTRANCE DRIVE AND PARKING AREA

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

ber       Asclepias syriaca (Common milkweed – green, prickly ‘teardrops’)

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green, string-bean-like seed pods)

fb         Heptacodium miconoides (Seven-sons tree – white)

pb        Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – pink to tan)

pf         Liriope muscari (Blue lily-turf – lavender)

ber       Paulownia tomentosa (Princess tree – clusters of round yellow-green seed pods)

ber       Physalis species (Ground cherry – green to tan ‘lantern’ seed pod – at far edge of parking lot near cherry trees)

fb         Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow)

b          Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

 

LAGOONS

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

b          Chelone glabra (Turtlehead – white)

pb        Cicorium intybus (Chicory – blue)

pb        Cirsium muticum (Swamp thistle – reddish purple)

fb         Convolvulus species (Morning-glory vine – white, pink)

pb        Coronilla varia (Crown vetch – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pf         Desmodium species (Tick trefoil – dark pink)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white – along Clenny Run)

pf         Galium mollugo (Wild madder – white ‘clouds’ of tiny flowers)

fb,+     Impatiens capensis (Jewel weed – orange)

fb         Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

ber       Maclura pomifera (Osage orange – ‘pebbly’ softball-sized green fruits – along Clenny Run)

pf         Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose – yellow)

b          Oxalis species (Wood sorrel – yellow)

ber       Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed – green berries turning purple on red stems)

fb         Polygonum hydropiperoides (Mild water-pepper – tiny white flowers)

fb,+     Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Solidago graminifolia (Lance-leaved goldenrod – yellow)

fb,+     Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow)

b          Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

b          Symphiotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

fb,+     Symphiotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

b          Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish-purple)

pb        Vicia cracca (Cow vetch – purple)

SUMMER SHRUB SLOPE

pf         Buddleia davidii (Butterfly bush – white)

fb         Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon – rosy purple)

pf         Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – white/off-white turning pinkish-tan)

pf         Lagerstroemia ‘Biloxi’ (Crape myrtle variety – dark pink)

pb        Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste-tree – blue, pale pink, white)

PARKING AREA TO VISITOR CENTER

b          Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Lobelia siphilitica (Great blue lobelia – blue)

fb         Prenanthes species (Rattlesnake-root – greenish bell-like flowers)

b          Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – pale blue)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

WALK FROM VISITOR CENTER TO UNDERPASS

b          Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf         Hosta lancifolia (Narrow leaf hosta – lavender)

pb        Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Royal standard hosta – white)

b          Impatiens capensis (Jewel weed – orange)

WALK FROM UNDERPASS TO MUSHROOM

b          Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Royal standard hosta – white)

SLOPE DOWN TOWARDS MUSEUM

PEONY GARDEN

AZALEA WOODS

fb,+     Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

b          Colchicum species (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink – 1 flower, 1 bud)

fb         Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf         Gentiana clausa (Closed gentian – dark blue)

pb        Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Royal standard hosta – white)

pf         Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink)

ber       Smilacina racemosa (Maianthemum recemosum/False Solomon’s seal – bright red berries)

b          Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

LOWER AZALEA WOODS

fbb       Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

fb         Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago – intense blue)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Rhododndron mucronatum ‘Magnifica’ ( Magnifica azalea – white with strawberry speckles – 3 flowers)

b          Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

UPPER/EAST TERRACE AND STEPS

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

pf         Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Royal standard hosta – white)

pf,+     Liriope muscari (Blue lily-turf – lavender)

ber       Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia – pinkish to red fuzzy cones)

EAST FRONT OF MUSEUM & Around Corner

fb         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white – behind Bath House)

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

ber       Callicarpa japonica (Japanese beautyberry – purple berries)

pf         Hosta lancifolia (Narrow leaf hosta – lavender – behind Bath House)

pb        Lagerstroemia x ‘Sioux’ (Crape myrtle – dark pink)

ber       Magnolia grandiflora (Southern magnolia – pinkish fuzzy cones with bright red berries)

b          Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue – behind Bath House)

WALK FROM GLASS CORRIDOR TO REFLECTING POOL

pf         Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy abelia – soft pink)

fb         Begonia grandis (Hardy begonia – pink)

pb        Clematis ‘Candida’ (Large-flowered clematis – white)

pb        Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Royal standard hosta – white)

pf         Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ (Panicle hydrangea cultivar – white)

pb        Hydrangea serrata ‘Shirofugi’ (Tea of Heaven hydrangea cultivar – white)

fb,+     Liriope muscari (Blue lily-turf – lavender)

fb         Nymphaea species (Waterlily – pink, white)

fb         Pontederia cordata (Pickerelweed – blue)

fb         Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum (Linden viburnum – red berries)

WALK FROM FISH PONDS – THE GLADE – TO BRIDGE

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

pb        Egeria densa (Elodea – white – in upper koi pond)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf         Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Royal standard hosta – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – green)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – green)

fb         Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue, white)

pf         Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

ber       Smilacina racemosa (Maianthemum recemosum/False Solomon’s seal – bright red berries)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

b          Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

b          Tricyrtis variety (Toad-lily – white with purple speckles)

MARCH BANK

fb         Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Royal standard hosta – white)

fbb       Kirengeshoma palmata (Wax bells – yellow)

pf         Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

MAGNOLIA BEND AND WALK ON SOUTH SIDE OF STREAM

b          Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Chelone glabra (Turtlehead – white)

fb         Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pb        Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Royal standard hosta – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – white)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – tan)

pf         Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink)

fb         Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fbb       Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

GARDEN LANE

WINTERHAZEL WALK

b          Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb,+     Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue, few white)

b          Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

ICEWELL TERRACE

fbb       Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

fbb       Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

pf         Gentiana clausa (Closed gentian – dark blue)

pb        Phlox paniculata (Garden phlox – pink, white)

b          Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

PINETUM

ber       Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit – bright red berries)

pb        Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince –  red, orange)

ber       Chaenomeles cultivars (Flowering quince – yellow fruits)

pb        Erodium cicutarium (Cranesbill – pink)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

ber       Idesia polycarpa (Iigiri tree – light orange berries)

pb        Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue, white)

ber       Malus species (Crabapple – red fruits)

fb         Oxalis species (Wood sorrel – yellow)

SUNDIAL GARDEN

fbb       Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer magnolia – dark pink)

pb        Syringa variety (Lilac – single red-purple)

TRAFFIC CIRCLE

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

ENCHANTED WOODS

fb,+     Actaea acerina (Bugbane/fairy candles – white)

ber       Actaea pachypoda (Doll’s eyes – white berries)

b          Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Anemone hupehensis (Anemone – dark pink)

fb,+     Begonia grandis (Hardy begonia – white, pink)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb         Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Royal standard hosta – white)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’ (Hills of Snow hydrangea – few white + greenish to tan)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – greenish, turning pink to tan)

pf         Hydrangea serrata (Mountain hydrangea – white to greenish)

fb         Kirengeshoma palmata (Wax bells – yellow)

b          Salvia koyamae (Japanese sage – yellow)

fbb       Tricyrtis variety (Toad lily – white with purple speckles)

OAK HILL

East Side

ber       Callicarpa dichotoma (Purple beautyberry – purple berries)

fb,+     Colchicum byzantium (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink with white center)

fb,+     Colchicum ‘Giant’ (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white – in meadow)

pf         Eupatorium perfoliatum (Wetlands boneset – white – at bottom of meadow)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

pf,+     Hosta lancifolia (Narrow leaf hosta – lavender)

pf         Hydrangea involucrata ‘Tama Azisai’ (Bracted hydrangea – white with blue, pink)

pf         Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower – red – at bottom of meadow)

fb         Polygonum hydropiperoides (Mild water-pepper – tiny white flowers – at bottom of meadow)

ber       Poncirus trifoliata (Hardy orange – fuzzy dark yellow fruits)

fb         Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow – in meadow)

b          Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Solidago graminifolia (Lance-leaved goldenrod – yellow – at bottom of meadow)

fb         Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow – in hillside meadow)

fb,+     Solidago variety (Goldenrod – yellow – at bottom of meadow)

b          Sternbergia lutea (Fall daffodil – yellow)

fb         Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white – at bottom of meadow)

b          Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue – at bottom of meadow)

b          Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

ber       Viburnum dilatatum ‘Xanthocarpum’ (Linden viburnum variety – yellow berries)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – orange berries turning red)

West Side

b          Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

ber       Magnolia acuminata (Cucumbertree – red fuzzy cones)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

QUARRY, ADJACENT WALKS, AND OUTLET STREAM

b          Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white)

fb         Anemone x hupehensis (Anemone cultivar – pink)

pb        Clematis heracleifolia var. davidiana (Tube clematis – blue)

fb         Collinsonia canadensis (Horse balm – small yellow flowers)

pb        Eupatorium maculatum (Joe pye weed – white to pale lavender-pink)

fb,+     Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white)

fb,+     Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pb        Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ (Royal standard hosta – white)

fb         Ligularia sibirica var. speciosa (Ligularia – yellow)

pb        Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower – red)

pb        Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

fb         Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose – yellow – along Quarry outlet stream)

fb,+     Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan – yellow)

b          Solidago flexicaulis (Zig zag goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Solidago variety (Goldenrod – yellow)

fb         Tovara virginiana (Virginia knotweed – tiny greenish-white flowers along wiry stems)

b          Tricyrtis variety (Toad lily – white with purple speckles)

SYCAMORE HILL

ber       Catalpa species (Catalpa – long, green, string-bean-like seed pods)

fb         Colchicum byzantium (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink with white center – small clump behind the Brick Lookout near the edge of the meadow at the English oak [Quercus rober])

ber       Cornus kousa (Kousa dogwood – ‘pebbly’ green fruits turning red)

ber       Cotoneaster salacifolia (Cotoneaster – red berries)

fb,+     Heuchera villosa (Hairy alum root – creamy white)

pf         Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (Pee Gee hydrangea – pinkish-tan)

pf         Leptodermis oblonga (Chinese leptodermis – rosy lavender)

pf         Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

pb        Rosa ‘Radwin’ (Winner’s Circle rose – red)

pf         Rosa species (Rose – white – around Brick Lookout)

pb        Spiraea x ‘Margaritae’ (Margarita spiraea – shades of pink)

fb         Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Leatherleaf viburnum – off-white)

ber       Viburnum setigerum (Tea viburnum – red berries)

pb        Weigela ‘Eva Rathke’ (Weigela cultivar – dark red)

pb        Weigela ‘Red Prince’ (Weigela cultivar – dark red)

WEST FRONT OF MUSEUM, STORE, AND CLENNY RUN

fb         Colchicum species (Autumn crocus – lavender-pink)

fb         Heptacodium miconoides (Seven-sons tree – white – behind Museum Store)

pb        Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth hydrangea – greenish)

pb        Hydrangea macrophylla (Bigleaf hydrangea – dark rose)

pb        Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Fuji Waterfall’ (Bigleaf hydrangea cultivar – white)

pb        Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf hydrangea – dried brown – in Clenny Run at Museum bridge)

ber       Ilex ‘Winter Red’ (Winterberry holly – red berries)

fb         Impatiens capensis (Jewel weed – orange – along Clenny Run)

pf         Liriope muscari (Blue lily-turf – lavender)

fb         Liriope muscari variety (White lily-turf – white – behind Museum Store)

fb         Polygonum hydropiperoides (Mild water-pepper – tiny white flowers – along Clenny Run)

fbb       Sternbergia lutea (Fall daffodil – yellow)

pb        Viburnum rhytidophylloides (Leatherleaf viburnum – off-white – along Museum Store and at Coach House)

GREENHOUSE AREA

pb        Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ (Daylily – yellow)

fb,+     Hosta lancifolia (Narrow leaf hosta – lavender)

fb,+     Lablab purpureus (Hyacinth bean vine – purple)

ber       Lablab purpureus (Hyacinth bean vine – shiny purple seed pods)

ber       Ricinus communis variety (Castor oil plant – red seed pods)

fb         Sedum spectabile variety (Stonecrop – lavender-, pink)

BACK MEADOW – Top of Sycamore Hill to back ponds

ber       Asclepias syriaca (Common milkweed – green, prickly ‘teardrops’)

pf         Brassica species (Mustard – light yellow)

pb        Carduus nutans (Nodding thistle – reddish purple)

fb         Centaurea maculata (Spotted knapweed – purple)

fb         Chelone glabra (Turtlehead – white)

pf         Cicorium intybus (Chicory – blue)

pb        Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle – pale lilac)

pf         Coronilla varia (Crown vetch – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

pf         Eupatorium perfoliatum (Wetlands boneset – white)

pb        Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna Red’ (Hardy hibiscus variety – red – 1 bloom – along Quarry outlet stream)

b          Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Luna White’ (Hardy hibiscus variety – white – along Quarry outlet stream)

fb,+     Impatiens capensis (Jewel weed – orange)

pf         Lobelia siphilitica (Great lobelia – blue)

pb        Lycopus virginicus (Bugleweed – white)

fb         Oenothera biennis (Evening primrose – yellow – along Quarry outlet stream)

ber       Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed – green berries turning purple on red stems)

fb,+     Polygonum hydropiperoides (Mild water-pepper – tiny white flowers)

pb        Silphium perfoliatum (Cup plant – yellow)

b          Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – white to lavender ‘stars’ with yellow center)

fb,+     Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Solidago graminifolia (Lance-leaved goldenrod – yellow)

fb,+     Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow)

b          Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Aster cordifolius/Blue wood aster – blue)

b          Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

fb         Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish purple)

fb         Typha latifolia (Cattail – brown ‘hot dogs’)

GARDEN LANE MEADOW – below Brown’s Woods

fb         Ageratina altissima (Eupatorium rugosum/White snake root – white – at edge of woods)

ber       Asclepias syriaca (Common milkweed – green, prickly ‘teardrops’)

pb        Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle – pale lilac)

pb        Coronilla varia (Crown vetch – lavender-pink)

pb        Daucus carota (Queen Anne’s lace – white)

fb         Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus/White wood aster – white – along edge of woods)

fb         Gnaphalium obtusifolium (Sweet everlasting – white)

fb         Oxalis species (Wood sorrel – yellow)

ber       Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed – green berries turning purple on red stems)

fb         Pycnanthemum species (Mountain mint – green with white ‘haze’)

fb,+     Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan – yellow)

pb        Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – white to lavender ‘stars’ with yellow center)

ber       Solanum carolinense (Horse-nettle – yellow berries)

fb,+     Solidago caesia (Blue-stemmed plume goldenrod – yellow)

pb        Solidago graminifolia (Lance-leaved goldenrod – yellow)

fb,+     Solidago juncea (Early goldenrod – yellow)

b          Symphiotrichum ericoides (Aster ericoides/Heath aster – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum lateriflorum (Aster lateriflorus/Calico aster – white)

fb         Symphiotrichum species (Aster – pale lavender-blue)

fb         Symphiotrichum novae-angliae (Aster novae-angliae/New England aster – purple)

pb        Trifolium pratense (Red clover – reddish-purple)

 

 Bloom Report Presented by:

Pauline Myers

The arrival of fall is always an exciting time of year for the garden staff at Winterthur. Cooler weather cues fall planting, deadheading, and weeding which really means one thing: prep for the winter ahead.

This is no different for migrating birds making their way through flyways heading to their overwintering locations. Did you know that Winterthur is a great place for birdwatching? Even a casual birdwatcher like myself can see some amazing avian animals pass through the property for all of autumn!

Using tools like BirdCast from the Cornell Ornithology Lab, you can predict when a big wave of migrating birds will come through your area. It looks like we’ll see a bit of heightened activity come through Winterthur tonight!

This week, I’ve been seeing small energetic warblers happily flitting through wooded riparian areas like Duck Pond Woods, Gray Building rd. and Old Nursery.

Clenny Run is a favorite spot of warblers like the Common Yellowthroat and the Black-and-white Warbler

You may also see raptors, like American Kestrels, Northern Harriers, and Red-tailed Hawks, soaring over meadows looking for a tasty snack.  Good places to see birds of prey are Old Gatehouse Meadow, Brown’s Meadow, and Armor Farm Meadow.

Adult Kestrel being banded by members of the DE Kestrel Partnership and DNREC

Don’t forget to consult our new trail map before you come, and bring your binoculars to see all the winged wonders coming through the property this fall!

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled later in the season for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds!

Double-crested Cormorant on a branch in East Barn Pond; taken through binoculars

 

On Saturday this last weekend I tried linking together a number of Winterthur’s paths – this resulted in a 6.9 mile hike through woodlands and meadows. The weather was clearing and, despite the humidity, there was a breeze. I have posted the trail to AllTrails for those who would like to try it (see below or follow this link https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/sat-29-aug-2020-23-03-4a3fd91?u=i).

 

Hydrangea paniculata (Panicle Hydrangea) is a star in the mid to late summer garden.  The large white panicles (a mix of sterile and fertile flowers) are breathtaking and often age to shades of pink.  The species grows in zones 3 to 8 making it a good choice for many gardens.  It is the most cold hardy of all the hydrangea species.  6 to 25 feet tall and wide these shrubs need some room to grow and are often grown (and pruned) as a small tree.  They prefer full sun to partial shade and are tolerant of most soil with good drainage.  Once established Hydrangea paniculata is the most drought tolerant species as well.  The blooms form on new wood (the current season’s growth).  Pruning can occur anytime between late summer (through fall and winter) and early spring.  There are many cultivars available with several growing in the Winterthur Garden.

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Grandiflora’ (commonly referred to as PeeGee Hydrangea – paniculataGrandiflora’) was introduced in Japan in the 1860s.  Pee Gee Hydrangea is technically the common name for this particular cultivar however it has been turned into a reference to all paniculatas by some people and sources. 8 to 15 feet tall, they produce large while panicles of mostly sterile flowers (actually sepals) that reach to 18 inches in length.  Several can be found growing in the Summer Shrub Area, near the flag pole, along the front drive.

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ and Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lime’ are two popular cultivars growing in Enchanted Woods.  Both cultivars are new additions to Enchanted Woods and are not full grown yet.  ‘Limelight’ hydrangea is one of the most popular hydrangeas to grow.  It has very large flowers which will start off lime green in color and turn to hues of cream, pink, and burgundy as they age.  The flowers are held upright by strong stems and can grow up to 12 inches long.  It reaches 6 to 8 feet tall and wide.  For a smaller plant with the same attributes, look to ‘Little Lime’ hydrangea.  It is a smaller and more compact version of ‘Limelight’ with an overall size of 3 to 5 feet tall and wide.

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Interhydia’ (Pink Diamond – Trademark name) is a cultivar with large white panicles that turn to a rich pink as they age.  It is a large shrub, 12 to 15 feet tall and wide, that makes a tremendous presence in the garden.  This cultivar can be found growing in Sycamore Hill, near the fence line.

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ is one of my favorites growing at Winterthur.  We have one plant and it is located at the Reflecting Pool.  It is the latest cultivar to flower, blooming well into September.  The showy, white, sterile flowers slowly turn purplish pink with age and the smaller fertile flowers are more visible with this cultivar (typically the fertile flowers are hidden by the showier sterile flowers).

Visit the Winterthur Garden to catch these beauties in bloom!

Hydrangea paniculata in Summer Shrub Area along Front Drive

Pee Gee Hydrangea

Variations of panicles. Some cultivars have more showy sterile flowers (sepals) than others.

Pink Diamond in Sycamore Hill

Pink Diamond beginning to turn pink.

‘Tardiva’ beginning to bloom at the Reflecting Pool.

 

The fairies have been busy in Enchanted Woods!  Delight in their little village under the Upside Down Tree!

Fairy House Village in Enchanted Woods

The pictures below illustrate the steps involved with building one of the fairy houses.  All that is needed is some collected natural materials, a pair of pruners, a hot glue gun, and your imagination.  Using hot glue to attach the natural materials helps to “weather proof” the features of the house and provides moderate protection from the ramblings of garden critters.  The chipmunks in Enchanted Woods enjoy the village along with the fairies!  Once placed outdoors, other adornments (natural or otherwise) can be added to further embellish the house.  Fairy houses can certainly be built using all “loose” material as well but will be a little more ephemeral in nature.  This is a fun project for adults and kids alike!

 

Natural materials – pinecones, other cones, tree bark, twigs, monkey balls, moss

 

Chunk of wood

Bark roof and door, stick window frames

Stick window panes, pinecone awnings, cone window boxes, pinecone chimney, stick and cone light fixture

Dried moss

 

Fairy House in Enchanted Woods with other “loose” materials added to create village