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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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I heard a rumor that there were snowdrops (Galanthus) blooming in the Winterthur Garden, so (tough job!) I decided to traipse into the garden yesterday afternoon to have a look. Thanks to help from Amy M., I found a strong stand of snowdrops of the December form along the stones of the upper Glade Garden. Plus a lovely […]

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Linda Eirhart, Curator, Plants,  Assistant Director, Horticulture writes about snowdrops: There are millions of snowdrops on Winterthur’s March Bank. They are primarily the Giant Snowdrop, Galanthus elwesii,  and the Common Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis. The Giant Snowdrop has taller and wider leaves. Although the flowering times will overlap, the Giant will start flowering sooner and finish […]

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Snowdrop Babies

When pulling out of my driveway recently, I glanced at my little stand of snowdrops in the front planting bed. “What are those on the ground next to them? Tiny snowdrop babies!”  I’ve had this tiny clan of snowdrops for several years and enjoyed their winter brightness, but this is the first time I’ve noticed seedlings under the parent plants.  It is a […]

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Throwing down the garden gauntlet – where have you seen snowdrops in bloom at Winterthur?  In your search for snowdrops,  be on the lookout for the Winter jasmine in bloom on the south staircase of the Reflecting Pool garden.  A cheery bright yellow for a dark winter’s day. For more info about Jasmine and Galanthus in […]

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  From our loyal bloom report volunteers: WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #1                                                               February 7, 2011                                                      Weather: 40F, overcast  Since December 2, cold and snow have precluded reports. Today, although there are patches and slopes of clear ground, there remains a blanket of snow 5” or more in depth; and as this is the first day […]

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