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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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The March Bank is beautiful today with waves of blue flowers in full bloom – Glory-of-the-Snow and Siberian Squill. Now the question: “How long will it last?”  We’re guessing, based on how incredibly blue it is today, along with this week’s chilly temperatures, that we’ll enjoy the March Bank’s blue phase through the weekend, April 6-7. But even if […]

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At the recent Longwood Graduate Program Symposium, planned and hosted by the Fellows of the Longwood Graduate Program, Louise Chawla spoke of the benefits of access to natural green spaces. Take a look at Dr. Chawla’s list if you need to justify a walk in a beautiful garden like Winterthur’s this spring! More rapid healing from illness Reduced […]

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Happy April Fool’s Day- the March Bank is blooming beautifully in April!  

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    March: in like a lion, out like a lamb? I think not! Monday’s snow threw us all for a loop; we had already been thinking spring but in the Winterthur Garden that is not a hard thing to do. Winter still occurs for 3 months here but the amount of winter flowering bulbs […]

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I heard a rumor that there were snowdrops (Galanthus) blooming in the Winterthur Garden, so (tough job!) I decided to traipse into the garden yesterday afternoon to have a look. Thanks to help from Amy M., I found a strong stand of snowdrops of the December form along the stones of the upper Glade Garden. Plus a lovely […]

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At this point in the gardening season, the well-worn topic of discussion has been the weather but in fairness to the popularity of this subject, it has been a year of abnormal trends. Fortunately, it has also provided a pleasant topical diversion in an election year, but I will stop myself here before I fall […]

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Carol Long, associate curator of the garden, is kind enough to make a prediction about the March Bank’s blue phase of Siberian Squill and Glory-of-the-Snow: Based on night and day time temperatures this week, plus the chance of rains Monday into Tuesday, I think that the March Bank will peak Wednesday or Thursday, March 14 […]

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Ok—well, we really are still in winter but for the most part you would not know.  With multiple days in the 40’s and 50’s there is lot of activity in the horticultural world.  Early flowering shrubs such as fragrant honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima), witchhazel (Hamamelis vernalis) and winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) are in blossom and the […]

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The morning light crests the hill.  The birds are singing their spring songs.  I have the garden to myself.  I take a deep breath, I bend forward. I exhale. I take a deep breath and come back to standing.  I take a deep breath and bend at the knees to a crouching position.  I breathe […]

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