Posts Tagged ‘daffodils’

This blog comes out on the eve of what would have been our 6th annual Daffodil Day; a Saturday set aside in mid-April to celebrate the daffodils planted during H.F. du Pont’s lifetime. Though some varieties may be found planted within garden areas such as the Quarry, March Bank and Sycamore Hill, the wider displays […]

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Story Time in Enchanted Woods, a family program that shares the joy of reading while cultivating an interest and appreciation for nature in our youngest guests at Winterthur, may be on pause but the inspiration from the selected books can still be shared.  I anticipated reading, Bloom by Deborah Diesen, a story about spring bulbs, […]

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The winter flowering display in the Winterthur garden is slow to unfurl. It usually begins in December with the first snowdrop emerging and when that occurs, it’s the equivalent of finding gold in what is the darkest and sometimes bleakest month of the year. Individual snowdrops emerge over January and February to form large, subtle […]

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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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The next two days will feature highs in the 70’s; this will be what the budded blossoms need to jettison us into spring and to a little more seasonal flowering time.  As you probably have noticed, the garden has been a little behind schedule.  The forecast for early next week is for temperatures in the 60’s which […]

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Working in and caring for an historic garden can sometimes shift what could be construed as normal garden sense i.e. keeping a plant that is long past its aesthetic contribution because of its historic relevance.  Case in point: This poor old specimen of a cherry tree has gone from a regal adornment a top a […]

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Wednesday at Winterthur – April 24, 2013 11:30 am, please meet at the Brown Horticulture Learning Center The colorful daffodils throughout the Winterthur Garden date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Join Linda Eirhart, assistant director and curator of plants, for a closer look at the color and size variations in the cultivars […]

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A Winterthur staff member and fellow garden lover, Nat Caccamo, offers these photographs of the daffodils on the hill at Winterthur’s entrance, taken on April 16. Wow!   To learn more about the daffodil collection at Winterthur, join us for the April 24 Wednesday at Winterthur session led by Linda Eirhart on “Historic Daffodils.” http://www.winterthur.org/?p=1054

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I really should have a “Caution: stops for pretty views” sign on my car. And should beg the forgiveness of Winterthur staff members who were trying to leave the site last night at 5:00 when I spied these daffodil nubs in the snow along the front drive.  Won’t be long before they are clouds of yellow, but I  […]

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