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  Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #29  October 28, 2020 67F, grey cloud-covered +: 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:   Camellias on display: The white camellias (Camellia varieties) are in full bloom […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 . Check these out:   Asters in all of the meadows: Asters (Symphiotrichum species) are in abundance […]

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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 . Check these out: The show is at its best: The autumn crocus (Colchicum byzantium – lavender-pink with […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The fairies have been busy in Enchanted Woods!  Delight in their little village under the Upside Down Tree! 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 […]

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The Faerie Cottage in Enchanted Woods is a magical place!  The cottage is nestled in the shade of towering oak, beech, and tulip trees.  Located in the heart of our 3-acre children’s garden the cottage is loved by all.  Its stone walls, thatched roof, and mighty timbers have hosted the imaginative play of children for […]

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