Archive for the ‘Garden’ Category

Kokedama

I learned a new word… kokedama is a Japanese word meaning ‘moss ball’ and is a creative way of growing specimen bulbs and other plants. Our Floral Coordinator, Heidi Militana, is going to show us all how to make one of these unique little bundles of plants in her new series on flower arranging called […]

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March Bank has the Blues

Today was overcast but the brilliant blue of the March Bank and daffodils brightened the day. Join us this weekend or coming week to enjoy the blues.

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Bank to Bend Approaching

Saturday, March 9 – Lecture: 11:00 am, Copeland Lecture Hall (1 hour); Garden Tour: 1:00 pm, begin at Visitor Center Patio (90 minutes); Self-guided Tour of March Bank: all day, begin at Visitor Center Patio Join us as the snow begins to melt and celebrate the early bulb display of the March Bank at Winterthur […]

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Whatever illusion I had about understanding the weather has been dashed in the past year.  Between the recent temperature swings and the “need to build an ark” with our record-breaking rainfall has set my confidence in my weather predicting out the window.  Weather has never been predictable but our norms and trends now seem to be setting their […]

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This winter, while Winterthur is closed, we are trying something new. We are offering a class, taught by our beekeeper Chris Biondi that will finish in time for participants to start their own hives. The details are below and we hope that a host of members, staff, volunteers, and the general public will be interested! Beekeeping […]

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Galanthus Gift

This post was contributed by Eileen Scheck, Assistant Curator of Garden Education. Here she describes a walk in the Winterthur Garden a couple days after Christmas. A much-needed break from the frantic frenzy of the holiday season led me out into the garden. Along the March Walk I spotted dabs of bright white standing out […]

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DelaWild Tomorrow!

For a preview of tomorrow’s jam-packed schedule, check out the Delawild 2018 Day Sheet!

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This Saturday, at the debut of a new Winterthur event called DelaWild, we have the great pleasure of featuring Charlie Engelman, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and television host for National Geographic and former Winterthur Garden intern. Charlie and one of his television shows, Nature Boom Time, were introduced on this blog in an earlier post. Check it […]

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Despite scorching heat and humidity so thick you could cut it with a knife, the late summer garden and estate continue to delight the senses of those who sojourn into them. Early-turning leaves of sour gum trees, for instance, are fun to spot — like bright red cardinals speckling otherwise green branches. Woodlands and meadows, […]

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This is the time of year when I see evidence of gardening injuries among my friends and colleagues. One gardener I know broke her wrist and asked the doctor for a Gore-Tex cast so that she could wash the soil off after gardening. I once asked a visiting garden club from Virginia how many of […]

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