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Something is brewing in the Winterthur Garden as is evident by a strange mirrored structure at the edge of the Pinetum. Follies. This may not be a word used much in the American lexicon but you probably know the concept. The following definition about sums it up: Architecture. A whimsical or extravagant structure built to […]

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Explore the care and maintenance of Winterthur’s herbaceous and tree peonies. Take a walk through the Peony Garden and see the collection as well as some of A. P. Saunders’s hybrids. Michelle Stapleford, garden horticulturist, will be your guide. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range […]

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This morning, I had a few minutes to walk from the museum to the visitor center. Of course, I had to walk through the peony garden to see how things are going there. A few tree peonies in bloom and one herbaceous peony, but for the most part, peonies are still to come. Just above […]

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Replicas of the two stove top figures have returned to frame the woodland view to the Vista Ending Arch in the Peony Garden. The original pieces, dating back to the 19th century, were made of cast iron and although their outward appearance was unblemished, their interior—which was hollow—suffered from intensive rusting due to condensation. The […]

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