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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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…still looks as sweet.  OK, so the blue flowers can’t read a calendar, but all that matters is that the March Bank is coming into its blue glory and is waiting to feed your soul after a long winter.  Although not at its peak, there is enough blue to warrant a visit and with the […]

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Many thanks to Donald Shedrick for sharing his scrumptious photographs of the Winterthur Garden in early spring, taken late last week. Come and see!  

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Mother Nature has a way of encouraging us to live in the moment and, at the same time, preparing us for things to come.  While mulch mowing the leaves on the March Bank during the balmy temperatures of last week, I nearly mowed the first snowdrop.  November 19th; this is the earliest date I ever recall […]

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Last week, the arrows were not out because the March Bank was pretty much the main garden attraction.  Fast forward a week and we are in a completely different garden setting.  For those who don’t know what “the arrows” are, they are white directional arrows that lead you through the garden to look at the flowering highlights for […]

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Early spring has arrived in the Winterthur Garden! The March Bank is in its spectacular blue phase with Glory-of-the-snow and Siberian squill dotted with sweet yellow daffodils.  Here and there, cornelian cherry trees create clouds of gold against an azure sky.  Look for hellebores in full bloom along Winterhazel Walk and at the Museum Store. Honeysuckle […]

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