Posts Tagged ‘hydrangea’

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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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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Rhododendrons continue to color the Winterthur Garden in white, pinks and lavenders. Rosebay Rhododendron, (R. maximum) is a large broadleaf rhododendron native to eastern North America. Its flowers are just now opening and you can find them near the lower Peony Garden, the Visitor Center’s entrance and the March Bank. They traditionally flower in either […]

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Time to Dry Hydrangeas!

Meredith Graves who heads Winterthur’s flower arrangers is excited about hydrangeas: Hydrangeas are just perfect this time of year. These are our two favorite for using in arrangements and also for drying for our spectacular Yuletide dried flower tree. If you wish to dry —- cut long stems and hang in dry room with humidifier if […]

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Wednesday at Winterthur – July 18, 2012 11:30 am, please meet at the Visitor Center Patio. We will take a garden tram to the shade of Icewell Terrace for the demonstration. Hydrangeas are a favorite flower for many, including garden horticulturist Suzanne French. Join her to learn how to identify, select, site, and care for […]

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Early this week, I had the pleasure of escorting camera man Chris from the National Geographic Channel into the Winterthur Garden. They are here filming an episode of “America’s Lost Treasures” that focuses on objects of regional interest that local people submit for consideration. We were out in the morning chill do get background shots for […]

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by Suzanne French Dotted throughout the garden hydrangeas provide delightful pockets of color among the lush expanses of summer green. For the past three months, they have dazzled us with their pink, blue, purple and white blooms. But with the season waning their mopheads, lacecaps and panicles have all but faded away. Even Hydrangea macrophylla […]

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Since the Winterthur garden is known for its color in spring, few visitors are prepared for sweeps of color in the summer. Flowering shrubs are the major contributor to the summer color palette in the Garden this time of year, accompanied by the perennial flowers of daylily, astilbe, hosta and bugbane. There are accents of color […]

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