Posts Tagged ‘winter garden’

As if the pleasure of walking on a sun filled, 50 degree day in the winter is not enough, there are more flowers added to the list to see. Adonis and snowdrops continue their display along the main path on the March Bank with a few winter aconite showing to the keen eye. Next to […]

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In the 28 years of caring for the Winterthur Garden, I don’t think I have ever seen the March Bank awaken as early and as prolifically as it has this year. Typically in mid-January, we will see a peppering of snowdrops; this year, there are masses of them alongside the first flowers of Adonis with […]

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As the world bustles, a quiet awakening occurs on the woodland floor of the March Bank; the arrival of the first snowdrops. H. F. du Pont would walk the path from his house through the woods in search for these early bloomers, noting the date of their appearance in his correspondence as well as in […]

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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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Cecilia Davidson, Winterthur’s Garden Media Intern writes With the ongoing days filled with snow and grey skies, you might be wondering when spring will arrive. Well there is good news – the earliest signs of spring are showing! While walking through the Glade after Wednesday’s snow, we were excited to find countless Snowdrops (Galanthus) living […]

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Suzanne French, horticulturist of the Quarry Garden remarks on a featured plant. On these cold, blustery days, springtime can feel months away.  But for those that brave the thermometer’s low digits with a walk in the Winterthur Garden a sweet surprise can be found in the Quarry Garden.  Growing near the bridge that spans the bog, […]

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If I had a dime for every time I hear “So what do you guys do in the winter?” I would be writing this blog from my own private tropical island somewhere.  OK—maybe not a tropical island as I am not too fond of the heat; how about a snowy New England hilltop?  Regardless, you […]

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The Winterthur garden is so distinctive, with a unique style and selection of plants, that it has served as inspiration for scores of private gardens. I myself used to have a mini March Bank in my garden in Virginia and there are many other gardens I have seen over the years with their own tributes to […]

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Winter is neck in neck with autumn as one of my favorite seasons. Spring’s beauty is unrivaled hands down but in the gardening world, is fraught with a hefty to do list and although summer’s long days are invigorating the heat and humidity dampen my enthusiasm. Fall is in a league of its own—cooling temperatures, […]

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Wild Weather!

Wow, yesterday morning it looked like today would be a complete wash-out with cold rain most of the day. No so!  By 11:00 am, the sun came out, the wind died down, and it was lovely in the garden.  I just went out to catch photos of the garden as the afternoon sun lit up […]

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