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Despite scorching heat and humidity so thick you could cut it with a knife, the late summer garden and estate continue to delight the senses of those who sojourn into them. Early-turning leaves of sour gum trees, for instance, are fun to spot — like bright red cardinals speckling otherwise green branches. Woodlands and meadows, […]

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Beauty Between Storms

Yesterday afternoon, I escaped the clutches of my computer to walk in the Winterthur Garden about 3:30pm. It was an exciting time for a quick walk through the garden because a huge black storm cloud loomed in the West. I decided to do a quick trip through the Reflecting Pool Garden, just to clear the mental cobwebs away.  […]

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Thanks to our two loyal volunteers, Pauline and Walter, here’s the Winterthur bloom list for June 20: http://www.winterthur.org/pdfs/Winterthur Bloom List 6.20.12 number 24.pdf Highlights: Catalpa tree along entrance drive Korean Stewartia tree near visitor parking lot entrance Daylilies in lots of places, especially at visitor center and near Reflecting Pool bath houses Hydrangea ‘Haye’s Starburst” […]

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Welcome Summer!

How did we get to mid-June already? While I am not quite ready for summer, the Winterthur Garden is.   Here is what is in bloom today:  http://www.winterthur.org/pdfs/CurrentWinterthurGardenBloomList.pdf  The most striking spots are the Glade (with its fishponds) and the Meadow, now rich in early summer flowers.   May thanks to our loyal volunteers who compile this […]

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Greetings!  I’m back from a wonderful week of celebrating our daughter’s wedding on June 27th. The ceremony was held in the Lower Reflecting Pool Garden; the reception at the visitor center. I see these spaces most every day and yet was stunned by the beauty and power of the garden in the evening. Maybe it was […]

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Happy August!

This afternoon I badly needed a break from the unforgiving “landscape” of my computer. I had a choice – the snack machine or the garden? In deference to my new fitness routine, I sought the  solace of the garden. The day felt more like spring than the middle of August. A soft breeze blew through the garden carrying on it […]

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