Posts Tagged ‘Quarry Garden’

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 #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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As the garden quietly edges toward summer, the white arrows that lead guests to the flowering highlights have been removed and stored away until next year. There is always something to see in the Winterthur Garden but the “sensory overload” of the spring is now replaced with lush greens and a more discerning eye to […]

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Quarry Garden Up-Close

Garden Insider: Destination—Quarry Garden Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center H.F. du Pont found a creative way to re-purpose a once active rock quarry on the Estate into one of Winterthur’s most unique garden areas. Join horticulturist Jim Pirhalla for a walk to the Quarry Garden, where you will […]

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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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May 27, 2015 Below the Quarry Bridge is a series of waterfalls, or weirs, that carry the water from the Quarry to the ponds. Come and see a brief presentation of the restoration process, then join Carol Long, associate curator of the garden, for a walk to see the newly restored area in person. Walks […]

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October 8, 2014 – Winter winds will soon blow through our gardens. How might we use berries, bark, foliage, and flowers to enliven our landscapes? Consider stunning native plants, early-blooming bulbs, and ornamentals. Share your experiences and get new ideas while walking with Karen Steenhoek, assistant curator of garden interpretation, today as she takes us through the garden and […]

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September 9, 2014 – Enjoy summer’s last blooms with Garden Horticulturist Suzanne French.  Join her on Wednesday, September 10, for a walk to the Quarry, where red, purple, white and yellow flowers mingle beautifully in the bog. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These […]

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Our Garden Intern, Laura Cruz, writes the following about an upcoming project: The Quarry Garden is beautiful this time of year with lots of blooms including Cardinal Flower, Closed Bottle Gentian, Black-eyed Susan and Royal Standard Hosta. But this fall there is something else exciting is in store for the Quarry!  As you might already know, […]

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