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The white arrow tour that winds visitors through the garden in the spring has a summer twist to it.  The directional arrows have changed to a seasonal yellow color and now lead visitors through the wider estate to experience the dynamic habitat of our meadows. The meadows at Winterthur are part of the rolling landscape […]

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Check out this comprehensive list of “what’s in bloom” in the Winterthur Garden on August 4, 2011.  Then, list in hand, enjoy the Winterthur Garden this weekend! http://www.winterthur.org/pdfs/CurrentWinterthurGardenBloomList.pdf

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Summer Interns

A moment was finally found in between watering new plantings to introduce you to some new faces in the garden. Our summer interns began working with us in late May and will continue through mid-August as their school schedule allows.  They work alongside staff in the department to learn plant I.D., design, and horticultural skills as they pertain […]

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Today is one of those days when I have a hard time staying in my office. The sky is clear, the air is fresh and the Winterthur Garden is lovely.  Hope you’ll take some time this weekend to enjoy the garden as it rolls into summer.   On my way to the visitor center this morning, […]

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For a bit of color be sure to visit the Quarry Garden.  Above the quarry you will find Japanese anemones in soft and vibrant pinks mixed with the chartreuse flowers and foliage of Heuchera villosa.  They make good companions because they both do well in partial shade. The anemones can take full sun if given […]

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The summer garden is far from quiet: birds singing, cicadas calling, rain kerplunking on roofs. Despite this morning’s showers, or maybe because of them, today was a lovely day to be in the garden. Seldom do we enjoy such lush green landscapes in Delaware in August. What’s in bloom today?  I am consulting a list […]

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I’ve just returned from a vacation to visit family in southern Iowa. One of my favorite things about Iowa is the open landscape with acres and acres of corn and soybeans. On my brother’s cattle farm, the soybeans were waving in the breeze, lush and deep emerald green.   Even took in a tractor pull and […]

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