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June 11, 2014 – Hard to tell whether you have any grass in your lawn? Garden Guide Ted Lewis will teach you what the effective control of lawn weeds requires.  He will tell you how to evaluate the health and fertility of the soil and will cover weed identification, controls, and best lawn management practices. […]

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Great news: Winterthur will co-sponsor a visit and lecture tour by Brian Huntley this year. He will be speaking at the Smithsonian, the New York Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, and here. On February 1, 10:00–11:00 am, relieve your winter doldrums with a look at the breathtaking and vivid colors of Kirstenbosch in Africa with […]

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Lois Stoehr, associate curator of education, writes: Bring your children, your children’s children, your neighbor’s children, or any other kids you happen to know to Enchanted Summer Day, which takes place this Saturday (the 15th) from 11:00 to 3:00.  Enjoy music, magic, stories, crafts, face-painting, and ice cream from Woodside Farm Creamery.  The weather looks great for […]

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With all the exciting Point-to-Point activities on site, narrated garden tram tours are not possible on Sunday, May 5.  Instead, enjoy a peaceful walk in the garden!     If you’d like, join a guided garden walk. Led by garden guides, they will leave from the Visitor Center between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, one […]

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Race me to the bookstore. Winterthur is having a book sale with loads of terrific gardening books at 40% off. I’m eyeing “The Gardeners’ Book for the Gardener Who’s Best at Everything.”  Sounds like I could learn a lot from it.  It’s right next to a book on chocolate – a perfect combination.  Plus there’s a tempting focus on […]

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Right now, Winterthur staff members are busy installing this year’s Yuletide display. (My contribution was wrapping garland around two light posts and “snowing” the court.)  The tour will open this Saturday and continue until January 6, 2013. Part of the work involved harvesting and transporting a tree from a farm near Rising Sun, Maryland. Our arborists, Kevin […]

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Come on Tuesday, October 16 to see artists “sprinkled” around the garden and estate. It’s fun to see how they interpret the beauty of the Winterthur Garden. Then, be sure to attend the show and sale at Tatnall School on Oct 19, 20, and 21 where you can purchase your own piece of Winterthur! What: […]

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If you’re looking for a fun gardeny thing to do this fall, check out the Greater Philadelphia Gardens’ Guide to Fall Fun.  There’s so much to do in the area, including Truck and Tractor Day at Winterthur on October 6! http://www.greaterphiladelphiagardens.org/news.asp?NewsID=316 

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Winterthur’s skilled carpenters and painters have been busy preparing for Truck & Tractor Day on October 6. They’re creating a house with “fire” in the windows. Little firefighters will spray water at the house to put out the fire.  Come on October 6 to put out a “real” fire at Winterthur!     http://www.winterthur.org/?p=998  Saturday, […]

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This will be fun! Winterthur’s 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I will be on display this weekend at Auburn Heights in Yorklyn, Delaware. Check out the event web site for the list of amazing automobiles that are expected: http://www.auburnheights.org/?page_id=870 Auburn  Heights  Invitational  Historic  Automobile  Display Presented by Frederick J. Dawson ChFC, CLU of Bassett, Dawson & Foy, […]

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