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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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Rosemary Krill writes: This red fox turned a wary eye toward someone on his/her turf on Tuesday, January 15. This fox, or its family members, appears occasionally on either side of Winterthur’s main drive. It seems that appearances coincide with the time when staff members depart for the day. Maybe the fox feels possessive of […]

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Good Morning and Happy New Year! Just a note to let you know that the narrated garden tram tours are not available due to the recent trend of cold temperatures. When wind chills go below 40 degrees the trams do not operate. While the rain curtains provide some level of protection from the weather, by […]

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Right now, Winterthur staff members are busy installing this year’s Yuletide display. (My contribution was wrapping garland around two light posts and “snowing” the court.)  The tour will open this Saturday and continue until January 6, 2013. Part of the work involved harvesting and transporting a tree from a farm near Rising Sun, Maryland. Our arborists, Kevin […]

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Be sure to explore The Winterthur Garden this week. The Japanese maple at Magnolia Bend is in full fall color. It has been described it as “electric.”  Also, its fun to see the autumn bronze color of the dawn redwoods in early November. Love the way the spiraea in the Sundial Garden echo its needle color. […]

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