Posts Tagged ‘Reflecting Pool’

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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September 9, 2015 This illustrated talk on the history of country house parties at Winterthur draws on archival images and explores both the “upstairs” and “downstairs” aspects of entertaining on a large scale, from the arrival of the guests through the many weekend activities. Join us following the talk for a walk to the Reflecting […]

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July 16, 2014 – Did you ever wonder how deep Winterthur’s reflecting pool  is?  Why is it so dark?  What are the plants growing in it?  Wonder no more! Join Michele Christiano and Leigh Donnelly today as they answer those questions and explain its history and maintenance. Walks last 45-60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided […]

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Winterthur horticulturist Michele Christiano writes:  You may have noticed the Reflecting Pool has been empty for quite a while. The reason for this is the pool has been undergoing a bit of construction. The filtration system and plumbing has been updated to improve the water quality of the pool.   The very knowledgeable folks at […]

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Explore the Reflecting Pool Garden area with a well-trained, enthusiastic volunteer interpreter! This important and beautiful garden area is somewhat difficult to see from the garden tram, so these walks are designed to introduce you to this area that was (and is) used extensively for entertaining. Garden Glimpses walks will begin Saturday, April 6, and will be […]

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Michele Christiano, Winterthur garden horticulturist, writes: You may notice that the gate and lantern at the bottom of the Reflecting Pool stairs are missing.  They have been removed by Winterthur’s masons to be restored. The original gates were intact but in need of repair and a fresh coat of paint. It took masons Don Blevins and […]

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