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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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Oh boy, here it comes. These warm temperatures are bringing loads of flowers out in the Winterthur Garden. The Winterhazel Walk is almost in full bloom with Korean Rhododendrons and Winterhazel planted with  hellebores underneath. The “Wada’s Memory” Magnolia in the Sundial Garden is almost fully open. Cherry trees and shrubs are blooming just past Magnolia Bend. Twinkly Italian windflowers […]

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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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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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    Today in the Winterthur Garden, the Magnolia denudata “Elizabeth” is just opening with “her” pale yellow blossoms. In just a short walk to get a bit of fresh air, I encountered: – Museum guests enjoying Elizabeth’s first flowers – Near the museum store, Leigh Donnelly planting nearly 400 hellebores to complement the many boxwoods […]

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Guest author, Beth Selsor shares an early morning experience in the Winterthur Garden. On Monday morning, I arrived at work very early so I could get out into the garden to see my favorite tree, a magnolia called Wada’s Memory. It is my favorite tree in the garden and it only blooms early in April. […]

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The blossoms of flowering quince are a sure sign that Winterthur’s Sundial Garden is about to come into its own. In the Sundial Garden, April is like a fireworks show—light the fuse and stand back. This part of the Winterthur Garden was not designed to offer multiple seasons of interest; instead, it was created to […]

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