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What better way to utilize an “extra day”–Leap Day–than to take a moment to see how the Winterthur Garden is waking up. The intent was to go right to the March Bank because that is the main display at this time of year but I was lured by other flowers along the way. Here is how the […]

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Nature can sure keep us hopping!  Last week we had single digit temperatures, significant ice and snowfall and today, sunshine and warm temperatures are again raining down.  March is known for this behavior but never-the-less it sets our mind spinning a bit. The still-frozen ground and melting snow has made for a “mud season” for […]

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…still looks as sweet.  OK, so the blue flowers can’t read a calendar, but all that matters is that the March Bank is coming into its blue glory and is waiting to feed your soul after a long winter.  Although not at its peak, there is enough blue to warrant a visit and with the […]

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It is amazing to think about the fact that two weeks ago we still had a fair amount of snow on the ground. Now, the woodland floor of many of our garden areas are covered in a multitude of  flowers, with more to emerge with the impending warm weekend. I know that we are just about to […]

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Walking in the garden this week you would not know that we were snow covered for a full 4 weeks prior. Snowdrops, winter aconite, adonis, crocus and spring snowflake are in flower in the Glade Garden, March Bank, Azalea Woods, Quarry Garden, Icewell and East Terrace. Amongst some of the last remnants of snow, hellebores […]

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Winter Aconite It seems as though spring has just started and already we are seeing signs of seed-ripening on our earliest bulbs; snowdrops, winter aconite and glory-of-the-snow.  When the green seed pods begin to turn yellow, this is a signal to begin collecting the pods. Let them air dry and split open. Then cast the seed […]

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