Posts Tagged ‘meadows’

This blog comes out on the eve of what would have been our 6th annual Daffodil Day; a Saturday set aside in mid-April to celebrate the daffodils planted during H.F. du Pont’s lifetime. Though some varieties may be found planted within garden areas such as the Quarry, March Bank and Sycamore Hill, the wider displays […]

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After the spring ephemerals in the woodlands fade, I like to turn my attention to the meadows for native seasonal blooms.  While the striking goldenrod and lush warm-season grasses won’t bolt and bloom until late summer, delicate flowers litter the cool-season grass sea.  The wet areas are especially colorful this time of year.  Time to […]

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The following was written in August by Natural Lands Intern Madeline Banks. This is a follow-up piece to her first post about the prescribed burns that took place in April, which can be viewed here: http://gardenblog.winterthur.org/2017/05/16/prescribed-burn-at-winterthur/.   A version of both posts was recently included on the blog of the Ecological Landscape Alliance and can […]

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” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] The following account was written by Natural Lands Intern Madeline Banks.  First things first Any kind of prescribed burning has a lot of thought and careful planning behind it. Everything from safety to environmental impact need to be considered to ensure that a burn is beneficial, not detrimental.   Keeping this in […]

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The white arrow tour that winds visitors through the garden in the spring has a summer twist to it.  The directional arrows have changed to a seasonal yellow color and now lead visitors through the wider estate to experience the dynamic habitat of our meadows. The meadows at Winterthur are part of the rolling landscape […]

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