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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Colors of fall come and go differently each year. Join Carol Long, associate curator of the garden, on a walk to see the crème de la crème of the day. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am […]

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October 22, 2014 – Join our garden guide, Mike Rausch, to learn the ins and outs of taking your tropical plants that have been sitting outside all summer and bringing them indoors for the winter. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at […]

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An area of the garden will be getting a little fall facelift in the upcoming weeks.  Starting on October 14th and ending the 24th, weather permitting (we use this fallback excuse in the garden all the time), Page Excavating Company will be resurfacing Quarry Lane.   Across the street, our trusty thatcher William Cahill of Custom […]

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Horticulturist Jim Pirhalla writes about one of our lesser known trees: One of the definitions of chestnut I have found is “a stale joke”.   Another is “something, as a story, lacking freshness or originality”.  Perhaps I should put down the dictionary before it’s too late.  The chestnut that I would like to refer to in this […]

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As Summer Turns to Fall

Yesterday, I came across a paragraph in “Winterthur in Bloom” by Harold Bruce that seems appropriate for early September. The book was written in 1968 with forward by Henry Francis du Pont. I especially enjoy studying the photographs to see what the Winterthur Garden looked like 40 years ago. On page 167, the chapter on Autumn […]

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This year I have really focused on putting my garden to bed efficiently. Despite the rain I have taken advantage of every break in the weather to run out and mow, cut back plants, and turn over beds. I can honestly say that I have not raked a single leaf this year, and my garden […]

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A Taste of Crisp Macintosh

Today’s fall weather brings to my mind the sensation of biting into of a crisp apple. Sharp and clear, sweet and organic. The crisp air and bright sunshine pair perfectly with my favorite wool jacket and soft burgundy scarf. When I walked in this morning, the low bright light through the trees was practically begging to […]

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Crisp clear days, hints of fall color, and asters flowering in the meadows – autumn is here! Join us for a walk through the garden to see the highlights of fall from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Saturday, October 10. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. In case of inclement weather, call […]

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This spring Assistant Curator for the Garden, Carol Long, and I decided to experiment with growing several varieties of gourds and pumpkins. We were not interested in growing giant, meteor-sized pumpkins or a truckload of Jack O’Lanterns. We were more interested in trialing heirloom and distinctive looking varieties as potential ornaments for Enchanted Woods and the […]

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by Suzanne French Dotted throughout the garden hydrangeas provide delightful pockets of color among the lush expanses of summer green. For the past three months, they have dazzled us with their pink, blue, purple and white blooms. But with the season waning their mopheads, lacecaps and panicles have all but faded away. Even Hydrangea macrophylla […]

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