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While placing out the white arrows for our annual directional tour through the Winterthur Garden, I met up with several guests and the conversation did not change; it was focused on what flowers got hit and what made it through the cold temperatures unscathed. Comparisons along the same line were made between home gardens and […]

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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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April 16, 2014 – Enjoy an early spring day in the Azalea Woods. Susan Sibley, garden horticulturist, will be your guide as you witness the garden come to life with Bluebells, Trillium, and Windflowers. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 […]

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…still looks as sweet.  OK, so the blue flowers can’t read a calendar, but all that matters is that the March Bank is coming into its blue glory and is waiting to feed your soul after a long winter.  Although not at its peak, there is enough blue to warrant a visit and with the […]

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The March Bank is beautiful today with waves of blue flowers in full bloom – Glory-of-the-Snow and Siberian Squill. Now the question: “How long will it last?”  We’re guessing, based on how incredibly blue it is today, along with this week’s chilly temperatures, that we’ll enjoy the March Bank’s blue phase through the weekend, April 6-7. But even if […]

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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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Carol Long, associate curator of the garden, is kind enough to make a prediction about the March Bank’s blue phase of Siberian Squill and Glory-of-the-Snow: Based on night and day time temperatures this week, plus the chance of rains Monday into Tuesday, I think that the March Bank will peak Wednesday or Thursday, March 14 […]

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There is one word to describe the garden this week and that is fleeting.  In a period of seven days we will have experienced relentless, driving rains, wind gusts to 40 mph and temperature swings that vary from upper 20’s to near 80’s. How are plants supposed to respond to that?  The nature of our […]

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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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Winter Aconite It seems as though spring has just started and already we are seeing signs of seed-ripening on our earliest bulbs; snowdrops, winter aconite and glory-of-the-snow.  When the green seed pods begin to turn yellow, this is a signal to begin collecting the pods. Let them air dry and split open. Then cast the seed […]

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