Posts Tagged ‘March Bank’

As if the pleasure of walking on a sun filled, 50 degree day in the winter is not enough, there are more flowers added to the list to see. Adonis and snowdrops continue their display along the main path on the March Bank with a few winter aconite showing to the keen eye. Next to […]

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In the 28 years of caring for the Winterthur Garden, I don’t think I have ever seen the March Bank awaken as early and as prolifically as it has this year. Typically in mid-January, we will see a peppering of snowdrops; this year, there are masses of them alongside the first flowers of Adonis with […]

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As the world bustles, a quiet awakening occurs on the woodland floor of the March Bank; the arrival of the first snowdrops. H. F. du Pont would walk the path from his house through the woods in search for these early bloomers, noting the date of their appearance in his correspondence as well as in […]

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Whatever illusion I had about understanding the weather has been dashed in the past year.  Between the recent temperature swings and the “need to build an ark” with our record-breaking rainfall has set my confidence in my weather predicting out the window.  Weather has never been predictable but our norms and trends now seem to be setting their […]

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The March Bank—A  Horticultural Treasure The March Bank in all its glory is a stunning display of flowering bulbs and wild nature in harmony. Join horticulturist Amy Bloom-Mountz for a walk to the March Bank and learn about the significance of its abundant, eye-catching flora. “Garden Insider” is a new name for a longstanding Winterthur tradition […]

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Snowdrops are coming!

The March Bank looks quiet from a distance. But take a closer look and you’ll discover many early snowdrops beginning to flower. These are Galanthus elwesii, the giant snowdrop. Notice how the leaves are wrapped around each other at the base and the two green markings on the inner petals.  

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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 29, 2015 Please join garden guides Candy Dunson and Susan Smith in a walk to explore the March Bank and beyond to discover the spring flowers in bloom. Learn to identify them and hear about some of the history and the ideas behind how Henry Francis du Pont planted his garden. Walks last 45–60 […]

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Nature can sure keep us hopping!  Last week we had single digit temperatures, significant ice and snowfall and today, sunshine and warm temperatures are again raining down.  March is known for this behavior but never-the-less it sets our mind spinning a bit. The still-frozen ground and melting snow has made for a “mud season” for […]

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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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