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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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Nature can sure keep us hopping!  Last week we had single digit temperatures, significant ice and snowfall and today, sunshine and warm temperatures are again raining down.  March is known for this behavior but never-the-less it sets our mind spinning a bit. The still-frozen ground and melting snow has made for a “mud season” for […]

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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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Many thanks to Donald Shedrick for sharing his scrumptious photographs of the Winterthur Garden in early spring, taken late last week. Come and see!  

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Just went up to the East Terrace at Winterthur to verify reports that the Tommies (Crocus tommasinianus) are blooming. And to get a break from my trusty computer. Sure enough, a blanket of soft lavender covers the East Terrace, at the top of the Reflecting Pool’s main staircase. They look so very delicate, but full bloom  […]

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Today is “the” day to see the tommies (Crocus tomasinianus) in full bloom on the East Terrace at Winterthur. They can also be found on hillsides near the fire station and greenhouses. Their delicate purple flowers with yellow stamens are a welcome sight in early spring. Other wonderful sights today: the butter yellow of the aconites and […]

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It is amazing to think about the fact that two weeks ago we still had a fair amount of snow on the ground. Now, the woodland floor of many of our garden areas are covered in a multitude of  flowers, with more to emerge with the impending warm weekend. I know that we are just about to […]

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Walking in the garden this week you would not know that we were snow covered for a full 4 weeks prior. Snowdrops, winter aconite, adonis, crocus and spring snowflake are in flower in the Glade Garden, March Bank, Azalea Woods, Quarry Garden, Icewell and East Terrace. Amongst some of the last remnants of snow, hellebores […]

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It seems counterintuitive, but with rain in the forecast, now is a great time to get out and see the garden. Warm temperatures and rain have a way of completely transforming a garden. Unfortunately, the crocus pictured above on the East Terrace will get battered but the daffodils, squill, and scilla that are just starting to push […]

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