Posts Tagged ‘snowdrops’

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #06  February 17, 2021 31F, 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: Best Show in the Gardens – Witch hazel (Hamamelis species & varieties) are in […]

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Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #05  February 10, 2021 36F, cloudy +:  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: Best Show in the Gardens – Witch hazel (Hamamelis species & varieties) are in full […]

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Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #04  January 27, 2021 40F, cloudy +: 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: Snowdrops: Snowdrop (Galanthus elwesii & Galanthus nivalis) leaves and buds and some flowers are emerging […]

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Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #03  January 20, 2021 40F, 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: Snowdrops: Snowdrop (Galanthus elwesii) leaves and buds and some flowers are emerging throughout the […]

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2020 marks my 29th year of watching the unfolding of spring in the Winterthur garden. There have been some beautiful years, some heart-breaking years (read crippling frosts) and some years where the displays came and went from an errant warm day. Spring is a vulnerable time in the garden and when you are able to […]

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As if the pleasure of walking on a sun filled, 50 degree day in the winter is not enough, there are more flowers added to the list to see. Adonis and snowdrops continue their display along the main path on the March Bank with a few winter aconite showing to the keen eye. Next to […]

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In the 28 years of caring for the Winterthur Garden, I don’t think I have ever seen the March Bank awaken as early and as prolifically as it has this year. Typically in mid-January, we will see a peppering of snowdrops; this year, there are masses of them alongside the first flowers of Adonis with […]

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As the world bustles, a quiet awakening occurs on the woodland floor of the March Bank; the arrival of the first snowdrops. H. F. du Pont would walk the path from his house through the woods in search for these early bloomers, noting the date of their appearance in his correspondence as well as in […]

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Whatever illusion I had about understanding the weather has been dashed in the past year.  Between the recent temperature swings and the “need to build an ark” with our record-breaking rainfall has set my confidence in my weather predicting out the window.  Weather has never been predictable but our norms and trends now seem to be setting their […]

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Snowdrops are coming!

The March Bank looks quiet from a distance. But take a closer look and you’ll discover many early snowdrops beginning to flower. These are Galanthus elwesii, the giant snowdrop. Notice how the leaves are wrapped around each other at the base and the two green markings on the inner petals.  

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