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Do you find the Winterthur Garden hard to navigate?  Unsure where the path may lead you?  Is the newly emerging foliage obscuring your view of the Museum (the main referencing point when out “in the wild”)?  Well fear no more! The white arrows have made their return and just in time to celebrate the glorious […]

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  Will someone stop hitting the fast forward button, please?  Over the past seven days we have progressed about three weeks—flower time, that is. We have gone from smelling the spicy scent of star magnolias (Magnolia stellata) to the perfume fragrance of lilacs (Syringa vulgaris cvs). It makes my head spin even more to think […]

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Lilacs in Full Flower

Now is the time to enjoy the fragrance and color of Winterthur’s lilacs in full flower in the Sundial Garden. This garden area was developed in the mid 1950s to create an April display of lilacs, quince, spiraea, and magnolia. The lilacs in flower now are hybrids of the common lilac, Syringa vulgaris.  Their colors range from light yellow and pink through […]

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A question we often hear this time of year is, “When should I prune my spring flowering shrubs?” Azaleas and forsythia, for example, can take us by surprise in spring by how much they have grown. You may need to prune your shrubs to restore their shape or to reclaim a path or part of a bed. In general, […]

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