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Several visitors and staff members have asked for the names and sources of some of the plants growing in the children’s vegetable garden. I have copied the inventory below along with a very informal rating and source code. The rating scale is from “-” (no germination/poor performer) to “++” (star performer). If there is neither a plus […]

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Wednesdays at Winterthur July 22nd, 11:30am at the greenhouses. The newest feature in Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods—the Upside-Down Tree—has “roots” extending back to the very conception of the beloved children’s garden. Hear the curious tale of how the piece came to be from John Salata, who discovered the tree, and Randy Fisher, who artfully fashioned it […]

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Summer Comes

Check the calendar. It’s July 16th and is the first day it has really felt like summer in the northern Delaware. Just a touch of humidity and about 85 degrees. At the front gate, the meadows are being mowed and harvested for hay. This keeps the open field from turning into a woodland, maintaining the […]

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This last Saturday, Winterthur garden interns and staff helped 21 children plant their vegetable gardens for our annual “Kids Grow” children’s gardening program. Over the next 10 weeks children and their parents will watch their seeds grow, pull weeds, thin, pinch, water and weed their way to a nice harvest of salad vegetables. By the […]

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