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I can’t believe that I have reached the final new folly description in the garden blog. I have never run a marathon but I can imagine as one approaches the finish line, a mix of exhaustion, euphoria and anticipation surges through one’s veins. This about sums up my emotional state as April 1st approaches. Being […]

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The most likely source of reflection in a garden is water. Caught at the right angle, it can capture the movement of clouds in the sky, flocks of birds flying overhead and provide a dreamlike look at the world around us—especially when captured in a photograph. Gazing globes have been a part of the garden […]

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Welcome back to the unfolding story of the follies. So far, we have covered the making of the Green Folly, the Chinese Pavilion, the Ottoman Tent, and the Neoclassical Folly with three more to highlight. This week, we are featuring the Gothic Tower. Towers are something that have appeared in our imaginations since childhood, featuring […]

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We have entered the countdown to the April 1st opening of the Winterthur Garden’s first outdoor exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden. It has been a day that I have been dreading for a while but as it moves ever so closer, the anxiety has lessened, being replaced by a mix of anticipation and […]

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Unless you have totally unplugged from the world (which is doubtful if you are reading this blog!) we all either witnessed with our own (protected) eyes or saw images through the media of our recent phenomenon of the total—or in our case partial—eclipse. It occurred on Monday, which is a day that we are closed […]

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It has been a long time in the making but the “ruins” path construction is completed in Enchanted Woods. The grass in the Gathering Green was only lush and inviting after consistent reseeding accompanied by little foot traffic; two things easily undone by a school group visit or two. After many failed attempts of keeping the green, green […]

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June 18, 2014 – Have you ever wondered how those wacky arborists get so high in the trees here at Winterthur and what are they doing? Kevin Braun, Winterthur’s Garden and Estate arborist will demonstrate techniques and talk about the different tools an arborist uses. Walks last 45-60 minutes.  Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided […]

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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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Race me to the bookstore. Winterthur is having a book sale with loads of terrific gardening books at 40% off. I’m eyeing “The Gardeners’ Book for the Gardener Who’s Best at Everything.”  Sounds like I could learn a lot from it.  It’s right next to a book on chocolate – a perfect combination.  Plus there’s a tempting focus on […]

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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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