Posts Tagged ‘native plants’

Hydrangea arborescens, Smooth Hydrangea, is a deciduous shrub which grows 3-6 feet tall and wide.  Native from New York to Florida, it prefers partial shade to shade but will tolerate more sun with ample moisture.  Hydrangea arborescens produces creamy white lacecap flowers, which feel airy in effect, when compared to the mophead flowers of the […]

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September 3, 2014 – Our Wednesdays at Winterthur program returns today from its August hiatus. Join us at 11:30 at the Brown Horticulture Learning Center. It has been well documented that many plants commonly used in landscaping and gardens are non-native and invasive. They can cause a lot of detrimental effects to our fragile natural landscapes.  Fear not! There are […]

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May 21, 2014 – University of Delaware’s Professor Doug Tallamy, will discuss man’s relationship with nature.  Long ago, they coexisted well, but today man’s “progress” has been at nature’s expense. He will discuss how this approach will soon change to a new strategy in which humans can coexist again with the natural world that supports […]

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Meghan Gallagher, a Winterthur horticulturist, led the Wednesdays at Winterthur walk on June 10th. She follows up with more great information about butterflies. We had a gorgeous day and the company was great!  Many important questions surfaced throughout the walk, including the significance of butterflies in the garden.  Besides their beautiful colors, lepidopteran’s are nature’s […]

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