Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Hydrangea paniculata (Panicle Hydrangea) is a star in the mid to late summer garden.  The large white panicles (a mix of sterile and fertile flowers) are breathtaking and often age to shades of pink.  The species grows in zones 3 to 8 making it a good choice for many gardens.  It is the most cold […]

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The Faerie Cottage in Enchanted Woods is a magical place!  The cottage is nestled in the shade of towering oak, beech, and tulip trees.  Located in the heart of our 3-acre children’s garden the cottage is loved by all.  Its stone walls, thatched roof, and mighty timbers have hosted the imaginative play of children for […]

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Hydrangea arborescens, Smooth Hydrangea, is a deciduous shrub which grows 3-6 feet tall and wide.  Native from New York to Florida, it prefers partial shade to shade but will tolerate more sun with ample moisture.  Hydrangea arborescens produces creamy white lacecap flowers, which feel airy in effect, when compared to the mophead flowers of the […]

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WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #11 June 24, 2020 82F, 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:  The catalpa trees (Catalpa bignonioides) in the upper meadow of the entrance drive are covered in white flowers.  […]

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Rhododendrons continue to color the Winterthur Garden in white, pinks and lavenders. Rosebay Rhododendron, (R. maximum) is a large broadleaf rhododendron native to eastern North America. Its flowers are just now opening and you can find them near the lower Peony Garden, the Visitor Center’s entrance and the March Bank. They traditionally flower in either […]

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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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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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