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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 There is a wealth of bulbs beyond daffodils and tulips that can be used to extend seasonal color in the garden. Join Chris Strand, Brown Harrington Director of Garden & Estate, to learn more about selecting, growing, and using minor bulbs in your garden. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided […]

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What better way to utilize an “extra day”–Leap Day–than to take a moment to see how the Winterthur Garden is waking up. The intent was to go right to the March Bank because that is the main display at this time of year but I was lured by other flowers along the way. Here is how the […]

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April 22, 2015 The colorful daffodils throughout the Winterthur Garden date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Join Linda Eirhart, director of horticulture and curator of plants, for a closer look at the color and size variations in the cultivars grown at Winterthur. Linda will identify the known cultivars, explain the classification system […]

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October 8, 2014 – Winter winds will soon blow through our gardens. How might we use berries, bark, foliage, and flowers to enliven our landscapes? Consider stunning native plants, early-blooming bulbs, and ornamentals. Share your experiences and get new ideas while walking with Karen Steenhoek, assistant curator of garden interpretation, today as she takes us through the garden and […]

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April 16, 2014 – Enjoy an early spring day in the Azalea Woods. Susan Sibley, garden horticulturist, will be your guide as you witness the garden come to life with Bluebells, Trillium, and Windflowers. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 […]

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…still looks as sweet.  OK, so the blue flowers can’t read a calendar, but all that matters is that the March Bank is coming into its blue glory and is waiting to feed your soul after a long winter.  Although not at its peak, there is enough blue to warrant a visit and with the […]

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Jim Pirhalla, Horticulturist in the Pinetum writes: No, this isn’t a blog about gun violence. It’s actually about a charming little flowering bulb. Charming, at least in this region, for in the South, it may be considered a lawn pest to some. The plant that I’m referring to is Ipheion uniflorum, the spring starflower, also […]

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Horticulturist, Jim Pirhalla lends his thoughts to one of his favorite Daffodil cultivars: To me, for all of the garden plants, daffodils (Narcissus spps.) have it made. Let me explain. After a long hard winter when even a yellow gum wrapper or a red cola can in the yard tricks one into believing that spring […]

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The morning light crests the hill.  The birds are singing their spring songs.  I have the garden to myself.  I take a deep breath, I bend forward. I exhale. I take a deep breath and come back to standing.  I take a deep breath and bend at the knees to a crouching position.  I breathe […]

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I consider the time when the March Bank is in its full blue regalia to be the calm before the storm; the storm being the flowering flurry of April. There is a quiet composure to the vast blue display and when viewed from a distance, it is one in which you can get visually lost. […]

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