Posts Tagged ‘gardening’

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library   WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #28  October 21, 2020 66F, cloudy with fog & mist   +: 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:   Hocus-Crocus: The showy crocus (Crocus speciosus) are blooming […]

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WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #26  October 7, 2020 73F, sunny   +: Abundant fbb: Flower-bud breaking b: Some bl fb: Full Bloom pf: Petals falling/drying pb: Past bloom (few remain) ber: Berries, fruits Check these out:   Brilliant: The crabapple (Malus species and varieties) fruits are sparkling like fine red art glass at the edge of […]

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Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #25  October 1, 2020 70F, partly cloudy   +: 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:   Asters in all of the meadows: Asters (Symphiotrichum species) are in abundance […]

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Hydrangea paniculata (Panicle Hydrangea) is a star in the mid to late summer garden.  The large white panicles (a mix of sterile and fertile flowers) are breathtaking and often age to shades of pink.  The species grows in zones 3 to 8 making it a good choice for many gardens.  It is the most cold […]

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The Faerie Cottage in Enchanted Woods is a magical place!  The cottage is nestled in the shade of towering oak, beech, and tulip trees.  Located in the heart of our 3-acre children’s garden the cottage is loved by all.  Its stone walls, thatched roof, and mighty timbers have hosted the imaginative play of children for […]

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Hydrangea arborescens, Smooth Hydrangea, is a deciduous shrub which grows 3-6 feet tall and wide.  Native from New York to Florida, it prefers partial shade to shade but will tolerate more sun with ample moisture.  Hydrangea arborescens produces creamy white lacecap flowers, which feel airy in effect, when compared to the mophead flowers of the […]

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Summer is hydrangea season!  These beautiful flowering shrubs are dotted throughout the Winterthur Garden providing oases of summer color.  The blooms range in shades of white, pink, purple, and blue and vary in shape; mopheads, lacecaps, and panicles.  The leaves are also widely variable as is the overall size and habit of each hydrangea.  All […]

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WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #10 June 17, 2020 73F, cloud-covered +: 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:  For a floriferous experience, stroll the mowed path along the front pond past the Needle’s Eye folly to be […]

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WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #09 June 10, 2020 88F, 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:  Don’t miss the lilies (Lilium martagon) that are in full bloom in Azalea Woods and Icewell Terrace. Their show […]

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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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