Posts Tagged ‘Pinetum’

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 #09 June 10, 2020 88F, 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:  Don’t miss the lilies (Lilium martagon) that are in full bloom in Azalea Woods and Icewell Terrace. Their show […]

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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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What better way to utilize an “extra day”–Leap Day–than to take a moment to see how the Winterthur Garden is waking up. The intent was to go right to the March Bank because that is the main display at this time of year but I was lured by other flowers along the way. Here is how the […]

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July 1, 2015 Initially conceived by Henry Francis du Pont’s father, the Colonel, in collaboration with the noted plantsman Charles Sargent, the Pinetum has evolved into much more than just a collection of conifers. Placement and design of the plants there and well as their history will be highlighted on this walk. Walks last 45–60 […]

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Jim Pirhalla, horticulturist in the Pinetum, provides this flowering update: This week the deciduous azalea grouping along the white gates path near the blue atlas cedar will begin showing its color. Over the past several years, this area has been replanted and enhanced and is now beginning to mature into a spectacular display of spring color. […]

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Jim Pirhalla, horticulturist in the Pinetum, makes this observation: Well, the hawks are back! Not the Chicago Blackhawks mind you but the family of cooper’s hawks that have nested in the Pinetum over the past three years. Although I did observe them building a nest in one of the conifers this spring, I was not sure […]

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Jim Pirhalla, Horticulturist in the Pinetum writes: No, this isn’t a blog about gun violence. It’s actually about a charming little flowering bulb. Charming, at least in this region, for in the South, it may be considered a lawn pest to some. The plant that I’m referring to is Ipheion uniflorum, the spring starflower, also […]

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Just before noon today, I walked to the visitor center via the Quarry Garden. Always good to take a long detour through the Winterthur Garden. Along the way, I met people taking photographs, chatting with each other, and drinking in the amazing beauty of the garden at the peak of azalea blooms. One guest said in […]

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