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In the time of much “gardening bling” it is easy to overlook some of the subtler beauty that is awakening at the same time. A bright red tulip, a show-stopping yellow forsythia mass, or the lush pastel fluff of a cherry tree in full flower is likely to grab anyone’s attention but surrounding that is […]

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Yes, Winterthur has entered “spring:  the sequel.”  It took a little time for it to arrive, but the garden now is entering its best season where a weekly visit is highly recommended. To celebrate the abundance of flowers and the artful placement of plants in the landscape by Henry Francis du Pont, white directional arrows will […]

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April 16, 2014 – Enjoy an early spring day in the Azalea Woods. Susan Sibley, garden horticulturist, will be your guide as you witness the garden come to life with Bluebells, Trillium, and Windflowers. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 […]

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A Soft April Day

I love April, even somewhat cloudy days. The extravagant, wild color of May is too much for my senses; I am overwhelmed. I prefer the somewhat softer palette of April with its pale pinks, creamy whites, translucent greens, and butter yellows.  So, this is my favorite time of year in the Winterthur Garden, second only […]

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Thanks to the 5+ hours of work by two amazing volunteers, here’s the 9 page (count ’em, 9 pages!) bloom list for the Winterthur Garden. The survey was made on Wednesday, April 17. http://www.winterthur.org/pdfs/Winterthur Bloom Report 04.17.2013 number 14.pdf Highlights: Cherry trees and shrubs – near Magnolia Bend and at Visitor Center Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) […]

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    March: in like a lion, out like a lamb? I think not! Monday’s snow threw us all for a loop; we had already been thinking spring but in the Winterthur Garden that is not a hard thing to do. Winter still occurs for 3 months here but the amount of winter flowering bulbs […]

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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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There’s so much in bloom at Winterthur right now. Time to come to the Winterthur Garden! Forsythia Cherry trees Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia) Italian Windflowers (Anemone) Spice-bush (Lindera) Rhododendron fargesii Bellwort (Uvularia) Daffidils (Narcissus) Magnolias Crabapple trees Spiraea Trillium For a complete list please see   http://www.winterthur.org/pdfs/CurrentWinterthurGardenBloomList.pdf

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With the warm temperatures, the Winterthur Garden popped today – come and see! Pick up a spring bloom sheet at the visitor center desk or at the galleries reception area and head out into paradise! * sparkling white snowdrops and snowflakes * golden adonis and butter-yellow aconite * delicate lavender “tommy” crocus Spring is (almost) here!

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