Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #02  January 13, 2021 45F, 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:   Snowdrops: Snowdrop (Galanthus elwesii) leaves and buds are emerging throughout the gardens. They […]

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Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #01  January 6, 2021 41F, cloudy +: 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: Snowdrops: Snowdrop (Galanthus elwesii) leaves and buds are emerging throughout the gardens. They are particularly […]

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Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #38  December 30, 2020 41F, 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: Snowdrops: Some varieties of snowdrops (Galanthus varieties) in the collection in the raised beds along […]

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Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #37  December 23, 2020 43F, 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: Snowdrops: Some varieties of snowdrops (Galanthus varieties) in the collection in the raised beds along […]

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The best part of photographing this Chinese witch-hazel was enjoying its wonderful sweet fragrance.  This one is Hamamelis mollis ‘ Wisley Supreme’.    Its name is derived from the fact that it originated at Wisley Garden, the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society.  Be sure to walk by the patio of our Visitor Center to enjoy these.   Join us for our Bank to […]

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Lauren Fair, Assistant Objects Conservator and Adjunct Faculty in Art Conservation writes: Each winter, before Delaware gets its first bout of freezing temperatures, the Garden Department teams up with Conservation to ensure several of our more delicate sculptures are covered for the winter months. Enclosures consist of painted plywood boxes with four walls and a slanted […]

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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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Estate Horticulturist and “Vice President of Snow Removal” Frank Quinnette pays this homage to winter: Could it be? Could this be the end of the 3rd snowiest winter in area history? Well I certainly hope so ‘cause our department is hurtin’! Cold temps, sleep deprivation, and spending just a little bit too much time with co-workers can be […]

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Of Ice and Men

Frank Quinnette, estate horticulturist and Winterthur’s unofficial champion of the snow (yes, the  giant S on his chest stands for Snowman and yes, he’s gonna kill me for that intro) sheds a little light on snow removal at Winterthur: We’re out there. The snow, the ice, the cold; it’s just part of the job for […]

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In the Month of December

Nature and the garden have the capability of inspiring us all. Here is an example of how it inspired horticulturist Jim Pirhalla–in memory of his father, who was born on a Christmas Day.   In the month of December As the days begin Winds of the North Lay cause to whisper and sing Through the […]

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