Posts Tagged ‘natural lands’

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #27  October 14, 2020 68F, sunny   +: Abundant fbb: Flower-bud fb: Full Bloom pf: Petals falling/drying pb: Past bloom (few remain) ber: Berries, fruits   Check these out:   Brilliant: The crabapple (Malus species and varieties) fruits are sparkling like fine red art glass at the […]

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WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #26  October 7, 2020 73F, sunny   +: Abundant fbb: Flower-bud breaking b: Some bl fb: Full Bloom pf: Petals falling/drying pb: Past bloom (few remain) ber: Berries, fruits Check these out:   Brilliant: The crabapple (Malus species and varieties) fruits are sparkling like fine red art glass at the edge of […]

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Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #25  October 1, 2020 70F, partly cloudy   +: Abundant fbb: Flower-bud breaking b: Some bloom fb: Full Bloom pf: Petals falling/drying pb: Past bloom (few remain) ber: Berries, fruits . Check these out:   Asters in all of the meadows: Asters (Symphiotrichum species) are in abundance […]

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Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #24  September 23, 2020 73F, sunny   +: Abundant fbb: Flower-bud breaking b: Some bloom fb: Full Bloom pf: Petals falling/drying pb: Past bloom (few remain) ber: Berries, fruits . Check these out: The show is at its best: The autumn crocus (Colchicum byzantium – lavender-pink with […]

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The arrival of fall is always an exciting time of year for the garden staff at Winterthur. Cooler weather cues fall planting, deadheading, and weeding which really means one thing: prep for the winter ahead. This is no different for migrating birds making their way through flyways heading to their overwintering locations. Did you know […]

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WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #11 June 24, 2020 82F, sunny +: Abundant fbb: Flower-bud breaking b: Some bloom fb: Full Bloom pf: Petals falling/drying pb: Past bloom (few remain) ber: Berries, fruits . Check these out:  The catalpa trees (Catalpa bignonioides) in the upper meadow of the entrance drive are covered in white flowers.  […]

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WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #10 June 17, 2020 73F, cloud-covered +: Abundant fbb: Flower-bud breaking b: Some bloom fb: Full Bloom pf: Petals falling/drying pb: Past bloom (few remain) ber: Berries, fruits . Check these out:  For a floriferous experience, stroll the mowed path along the front pond past the Needle’s Eye folly to be […]

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WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #07 May 27, 2020 79F, sunny +: Abundant fbb: Flower-bud breaking b: Some bloom fb: Full Bloom pf: Petals falling/drying pb: Past bloom (few remain) ber: Berries, fruits . Check these out:  The peonies in the Peony Garden and the candelabra primroses (Primula japonica) in the Winterhazel Walk area and the […]

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When managing the natural lands, I’ve found it’s almost like a strategy game.  Which areas need the most attention right now?  Which will need attention in 2 weeks?  In 3 months? Right now, in spring, I always have a few things on my plate.  After mowing the meadows, I usually turn my attention to the […]

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As I mentioned in my blog “Coronet Cuts”, the arboriculture and natural lands teams at Winterthur are now one super power team! As I continue to further my knowledge on natural lands topics, we’ve started looking into artificial cavity creation for nesting birds. One specific species we are interested in making habitat for is the […]

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