Mother Nature has a way of encouraging us to live in the moment and, at the same time, preparing us for things to come. While mulch mowing the leaves on the March Bank during the balmy temperatures of last week, I nearly mowed the first snowdrop. November 19th; this is the earliest date I ever recall […]
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Just went up to the East Terrace at Winterthur to verify reports that the Tommies (Crocus tommasinianus) are blooming. And to get a break from my trusty computer. Sure enough, a blanket of soft lavender covers the East Terrace, at the top of the Reflecting Pool’s main staircase. They look so very delicate, but full bloom […]
On a walk with garden staff members today we spotted the first snowdrop (or the last, depending on how you define it). This snowdrop variety, Galanthus ‘Potter’s Prelude’, is the earliest of the minor bulbs to flower in the Winterthur garden.
Winter Aconite It seems as though spring has just started and already we are seeing signs of seed-ripening on our earliest bulbs; snowdrops, winter aconite and glory-of-the-snow. When the green seed pods begin to turn yellow, this is a signal to begin collecting the pods. Let them air dry and split open. Then cast the seed […]