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Meredith Graves who heads Winterthur’s flower arrangers is excited about hydrangeas: Hydrangeas are just perfect this time of year. These are our two favorite for using in arrangements and also for drying for our spectacular Yuletide dried flower tree. If you wish to dry —- cut long stems and hang in dry room with humidifier if […]

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Wednesday at Winterthur – July 18, 2012 11:30 am, please meet at the Visitor Center Patio. We will take a garden tram to the shade of Icewell Terrace for the demonstration. Hydrangeas are a favorite flower for many, including garden horticulturist Suzanne French. Join her to learn how to identify, select, site, and care for […]

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Wednesday at Winterthur – July 11, 2012 11:30 am, please meet at the visitor center patio, or in the Rotunda.  (We’ll walk or take the shuttle from the visitor center, but you can meet us directly at the Rotunda, if you’d like.) Learn how adding vertical aspects will beautify a garden with specialist garden guide […]

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New and improved eggs have made their way to the Bird’s Nest feature in Enchanted Woods. These eggs have been turned by the skillful hands of our volunteer Roy Tedesco from the wood of Paulownia tomentosa or princess tree, an appropriately named tree for a make-believe faerie garden. This tree species is found in the nearby […]

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Maggie Lidz, Estate Historian and Curator of Garden and Estate Objects, shares exciting news: The lilies have been returned to the Sundial Garden in the position in which they were originally placed in 1957. In 1956, H. F. du Pont bought them from antiques dealer Churchill Brazleton in New Orleans for his newly created Sundial […]

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Frank Quinnette writes:   I don’t usually use this word for horticulturists at Winterthur. I think it can bring to mind a misinterpretation of what we do here in the garden. But in Susan’s case the basic definition of the word fits to everything she does in Azalea Woods. Care Taker.   With eight (count […]

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  Each spring I look forward to the flowering of the snowdrops (Galanthus spp.) and also to the task of dividing some of the larger clumps. There are a couple schools of thought of when the best time is to divide them, some say “in the green” just after flowering and others prefer to wait until […]

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Just in time for spring!  Join Michelle Christiano and Leigh Donnelly at the greenhouses at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday April 8th for a demonstration on spring containers. You’ll find out the right tools to create your own masterpieces. Michelle and Leigh’s steps to planting a great Spring container: 1.      Mix potting soil with water to […]

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