Posts Tagged ‘Garden’

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #07 May 27, 2020 79F, sunny +: Abundant fbb: Flower-bud breaking b: Some bloom fb: Full Bloom pf: Petals falling/drying pb: Past bloom (few remain) ber: Berries, fruits . Check these out:  The peonies in the Peony Garden and the candelabra primroses (Primula japonica) in the Winterhazel Walk area and the […]

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The hori hori, often referred to as a “soil knife”, is a must-have garden tool.  First implemented in Japan, the tool can be described as a cross between a knife and a garden trowel.  It has a heavy, steel blade that is sharp on one edge and serrated on the other, with an overall shape […]

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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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In January 2019, the Winterthur arboriculture team and natural lands team joined together to create one super power team now cleverly called-the Arboriculture and Natural Lands Team! We oversee hundreds of acres of forests, meadows, streams, ponds, and miles of trails throughout all of Winterthur. To help me better connect with the team I have […]

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“We need the tonic of wildness…We can never have enough of nature.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden I find enjoyment, inspiration, enlightenment as well as solace in nature.  It is a connection that is available for anyone to make.  In her book, The Curious Nature Guide, Clare Walker Leslie states, “Exploring nature knows no age […]

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Unless you have totally unplugged from the world (which is doubtful if you are reading this blog!) we all either witnessed with our own (protected) eyes or saw images through the media of our recent phenomenon of the total—or in our case partial—eclipse. It occurred on Monday, which is a day that we are closed […]

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In the time of much “gardening bling” it is easy to overlook some of the subtler beauty that is awakening at the same time. A bright red tulip, a show-stopping yellow forsythia mass, or the lush pastel fluff of a cherry tree in full flower is likely to grab anyone’s attention but surrounding that is […]

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Something is brewing in the Winterthur Garden as is evident by a strange mirrored structure at the edge of the Pinetum. Follies. This may not be a word used much in the American lexicon but you probably know the concept. The following definition about sums it up: Architecture. A whimsical or extravagant structure built to […]

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Learn some new tips and old tricks for photographically capturing the beauty of a garden. Jeannette Lindvig will kick-start your passion for photographing flowers and nature. Join her as she introduces you to the joys of digital garden photography with a talk at the Brown Horticultural Center followed by a walk in […]

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