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Calling the next generation of horticulturists! Do you have a passion for horticulture, appreciate history, and love to learn? Are you a college student or recent college graduate having completed six months or more of course work in horticulture (or a related field) and six months or more of horticultural work experience? If you are […]

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Bank to Bend

Despite the snow, I can’t wait for tomorrow’s lecture and Bank to Bend. Each year in March we have an event entitled ‘Bank to Bend,’ which celebrates the early display of bulbs here at Winterthur. This idea traces itself back to our Mr. du Pont who used to search out the first flowers in the […]

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Curtain Call

As snowdrops bend to the earth and winter aconites send husks of spent blooms aloft on glistening green umbrellas, a new cast of characters rushes in to capture the spotlight. Seeming to laugh at the recent downturn in temperature, several blossoms not only delight us but take us by sheer surprise. Is that a patch of […]

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Golden Embers, Glistening Pearls

The March Bank bulb display is currently a study in gold and white. The yellow cups of winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) masterfully catch the light and glow as if with lights of their own, while golden blossoms of Amur adonis (Adonis amurensis) deepen the overall palette. And such snowdrops! The pearly white of both the common (Galanthus nivalis) and […]

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The Colors of Early Spring

By Cecilia Davidson Take advantage of this early spring weather and take a walk through the garden. You will notice highlights of yellow, purple, and white flowers carpeting the landscape throughout. Don’t forget, Winterthur reopens Wednesday, March 1st! For a detailed report of what is blooming in the garden, check out our weekly bloom report […]

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The Best Seat in the House

Right now the best seat in H. F. du Pont’s 175-room mansion may very well be just outside its walls, on the stately East Terrace. There a circular iron bench overlooks a sea of lavender crocus (Crocus tommasinianus). Known affectionately as “tommies,” these early-blooming crocuses naturalize easily and have the added bonus of being squirrel-resistant! Planted en […]

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2017 HPS March Into Spring Conf Brochure

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Attention Winterthur members! Come join Director of Garden & Estate Chris Strand this Saturday, February 11 at 1:00 pm for a garden walk focusing on winter color in the garden and the very first flowers of the year! Walk leaves from the Picnic House at the far end of the Visitor Parking Lot. Come a […]

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Snow

Thursday’s storm left Winterthur bedecked with white, tracing every branch and tree trunk with a skeleton of snow. Check out these views in Chandler Woods, near the Golf Course, and at the back of Azalea Woods — all accessible thanks to the Garden Department’s around-the-clock efforts!

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By Frank Quinnette One of the cool things about starting my work day early is that I often get to see the sun come up. It is quite a sight for sure and the pictures I’ve added can’t do justice to the beauty. As a member of Winterthur, you can come take a walk or […]

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