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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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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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July 15, 2015 Groundcovers are low-growing plants used to cover bare ground and prevent the growth of weeds. They also can be useful in problem areas, such as slopes where mowing grass would be difficult. They’re useful in any garden—public or private—and they provide an ornamental layer as well. There are many groundcovers available. Some do […]

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May 20, 2015 They always say “start ’em off right!” Why not come and enjoy a hands-on demonstration on how to properly plant and start your new tree off on the right foot! Most future tree issues can be traced back to improper planting or poor care of a tree when it is young! Save […]

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June 4, 2014 – Have you ever wondered what your plants need in the way of water? Marlin Dise, superintendent in the horticulture division, will help you to recognize your plants’ water needs and give guidance on how much and when to water.  You will learn how to avoid overwatering and the correct time of […]

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April 9, 2014 – Fighting nature in the garden can be difficult. Meet Debra Shedrick to hear about her experiences and remedies to ward off deer, bunnies, groundhogs, and other potential mishaps. Lois Lawton will also be here to provide advice on clay soils. Walks last 45–60 minutes.  Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide […]

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    March: in like a lion, out like a lamb? I think not! Monday’s snow threw us all for a loop; we had already been thinking spring but in the Winterthur Garden that is not a hard thing to do. Winter still occurs for 3 months here but the amount of winter flowering bulbs […]

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A crane made its way into the heart of Azalea Woods this winter to remove a tulip poplar tree whose structure was compromised after Sandy came through.  Winterthur fared well in that storm by the way, but there were a few arboreal casualties.  Tulip poplars are not rare in Azalea Woods or on the property […]

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Horticulturist, Jim Pirhalla lends his thoughts to one of his favorite Daffodil cultivars: To me, for all of the garden plants, daffodils (Narcissus spps.) have it made. Let me explain. After a long hard winter when even a yellow gum wrapper or a red cola can in the yard tricks one into believing that spring […]

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It is amazing to think about the fact that two weeks ago we still had a fair amount of snow on the ground. Now, the woodland floor of many of our garden areas are covered in a multitude of  flowers, with more to emerge with the impending warm weekend. I know that we are just about to […]

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