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New and improved eggs have made their way to the Bird’s Nest feature in Enchanted Woods. These eggs have been turned by the skillful hands of our volunteer Roy Tedesco from the wood of Paulownia tomentosa or princess tree, an appropriately named tree for a make-believe faerie garden. This tree species is found in the nearby […]

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Jim Pirhalla, horticulturist in the Winterthur Garden writes: While doing research on tree succession, I decided to key out the alder species that I noticed growing along the banks of the back pond. Upon doing so, not only did I discover that the plant is probably the hazel alder (Alnus serrulata) but I also discovered […]

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The Winterthur Garden is known for many things; azaleas, bulb displays, artistic spring flowering combinations. All of these elements are placed within a framework of a magnificent tree canopy.  Walking through the woods, especially this time of year, one cannot help but take notice of the enormous trunks of trees and the canopies that tower […]

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Wednesdays at Winterthur, July 8th, 11:30 am at the greenhouses. Among natural resources, trees are unrivaled in their usefulness. From cleaning the air to shading our homes to supplying the raw material for countless products and purposes, trees epitomize the term “multi-tasker.” Join Winterthur’s arborist superintendent John Salata for an introduction to several of our […]

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Wednesdays at Winterthur: June 24 11:30 am at the greenhouses. Join garden guide specialist Ed Stevenson for a walk through the garden, looking in detail at those majestic woodland trees, the oaks and beeches. Their identification, characteristics, growth conditions, and how they may be used in a home garden will be explored.

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This morning, I had the opportunity of introducing ten second graders from nearby Greenwood Elementary to the garden. We had a ball exploring hideouts, trees, dragonflies and bullfrogs. In the afternoon, I decided to retrace our steps camera in hand. Walking to the Quarry Garden to check out the bright festival of primroses, I heard […]

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