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Saturday, March 9 was a terrific day in the Winterthur Garden. Be sure to come to Bank to Bend in 2014! Chris Strand reports: – 172 attended the Bank to Bend lecture – at least 75 enjoyed the 2nd Saturday Walk – lots of wonderful plants sold by the specialty nurseries  ***************************************   Don’t miss the excitement at Winterthur tomorrow, […]

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This is a great kick-off to spring! Saturday, March 9, 2013 11:00 am to noon Copeland Lecture Hall This year’s Bank to Bend event will feature a lecture by Alan Street of the renown nursery Avon Bulbs. Known for his passion for bulbs, Alan will describe how he got interested in snowdrops, how they have […]

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I heard a rumor that there were snowdrops (Galanthus) blooming in the Winterthur Garden, so (tough job!) I decided to traipse into the garden yesterday afternoon to have a look. Thanks to help from Amy M., I found a strong stand of snowdrops of the December form along the stones of the upper Glade Garden. Plus a lovely […]

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At this point in the gardening season, the well-worn topic of discussion has been the weather but in fairness to the popularity of this subject, it has been a year of abnormal trends. Fortunately, it has also provided a pleasant topical diversion in an election year, but I will stop myself here before I fall […]

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UPDATED! We hope you will join us on Saturday, March 10, at 11:00 am when plantsman and snowdrop expert David Culp shares his insights into these remarkable bulbs, with images of his garden and other famous winter gardens and snowdrop collections. This is your chance to gather design ideas and learn how to identify and grow these […]

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Linda Eirhart, Curator, Plants,  Assistant Director, Horticulture writes about snowdrops: There are millions of snowdrops on Winterthur’s March Bank. They are primarily the Giant Snowdrop, Galanthus elwesii,  and the Common Snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis. The Giant Snowdrop has taller and wider leaves. Although the flowering times will overlap, the Giant will start flowering sooner and finish […]

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Ok—well, we really are still in winter but for the most part you would not know.  With multiple days in the 40’s and 50’s there is lot of activity in the horticultural world.  Early flowering shrubs such as fragrant honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima), witchhazel (Hamamelis vernalis) and winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) are in blossom and the […]

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Snapshots on a Sunny Afternoon

Today is a beautiful day to walk the Winterthur garden – I managed to come inside long enough to put up these few images and I am heading back out.

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Throwing down the garden gauntlet – where have you seen snowdrops in bloom at Winterthur?  In your search for snowdrops,  be on the lookout for the Winter jasmine in bloom on the south staircase of the Reflecting Pool garden.  A cheery bright yellow for a dark winter’s day. For more info about Jasmine and Galanthus in […]

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The morning light crests the hill.  The birds are singing their spring songs.  I have the garden to myself.  I take a deep breath, I bend forward. I exhale. I take a deep breath and come back to standing.  I take a deep breath and bend at the knees to a crouching position.  I breathe […]

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