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It has been a long time in the making but the late season rains and the warmer-than-normal fall temperatures have produced a nice crop of new grass in Sycamore Hill and the Sundial Gardens. (If you missed the earlier blog check out the post from September 16th). The target of this project was wiregrass; it […]

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APRIL 23, 2014 – Horticulturist Jim Pirhalla will talk about the roughly 25 years that followed the passing of H. F. du Pont in 1969. The Sundial Garden was the first garden area to undergo restoration. Now, after 20 years, hear what elements have been restored and changed, as well as what remains to be done. […]

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Irresistable

Horticulturist Frank Quinnette writes: There are a few things I just can’t resist. A kiss from my wife, a good science fiction story, and bacon are among those things. But the temptation that trumps them all is the need to stick my face into any lilac bloom that is within reach. I can pick up […]

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Frank Quinnette continues his introduce-the-horticulturist project:   Most places I’ve worked there is always that one person who nearly everybody looks to for answers. Jim is that guy.   To be fair I’d guess he doesn’t have all the answers. He shouldn’t have to. That can be a lot of pressure for anybody. But as […]

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Today, color and fragrance weave their magic throughout the Winterthur Garden. Golden daffodils blanket the hills and line the streams. The Sundial Garden peaks with billowing clouds of pink and white accented by the purple of emerging lilacs and redbuds. Explore the March Bank to discover the delicate flowers of thousands of small bulbs and […]

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The blossoms of flowering quince are a sure sign that Winterthur’s Sundial Garden is about to come into its own. In the Sundial Garden, April is like a fireworks show—light the fuse and stand back. This part of the Winterthur Garden was not designed to offer multiple seasons of interest; instead, it was created to […]

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