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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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After the spring ephemerals in the woodlands fade, I like to turn my attention to the meadows for native seasonal blooms.  While the striking goldenrod and lush warm-season grasses won’t bolt and bloom until late summer, delicate flowers litter the cool-season grass sea.  The wet areas are especially colorful this time of year.  Time to […]

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The following was written in August by Natural Lands Intern Madeline Banks. This is a follow-up piece to her first post about the prescribed burns that took place in April, which can be viewed here: http://gardenblog.winterthur.org/2017/05/16/prescribed-burn-at-winterthur/.   A version of both posts was recently included on the blog of the Ecological Landscape Alliance and can […]

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Goats of Winterthur

This article was written in June 2017 by Natural Lands Intern Caroline Toth. Sadly, one of the goats that she portrays, Stanley, passed away at the end of August. This wonderful blog post offers not only a joyful glimpse into a little known world at Winterthur, but also timely solace to those of us saddened […]

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Garden Insider: The Art of Beekeeping—Winterthur Style! Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center Join beekeeper Chris Biondi for a behind-the-scenes look at managing honeybees and honey production on the Winterthur Estate. Following the 30-minute presentation, guests are invited to take a hayride out to the hives to see beekeeping […]

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” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] The following account was written by Natural Lands Intern Madeline Banks.  First things first Any kind of prescribed burning has a lot of thought and careful planning behind it. Everything from safety to environmental impact need to be considered to ensure that a burn is beneficial, not detrimental.   Keeping this in […]

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