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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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This will be fun! Winterthur’s 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I will be on display this weekend at Auburn Heights in Yorklyn, Delaware. Check out the event web site for the list of amazing automobiles that are expected: http://www.auburnheights.org/?page_id=870 Auburn  Heights  Invitational  Historic  Automobile  Display Presented by Frederick J. Dawson ChFC, CLU of Bassett, Dawson & Foy, […]

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Friday, September 14 12:15 pm, Rotunda Free to Winterthur members, Included with any admission ticket Botanist-chemist Michel Garcia takes us on a wondrous journey, sharing his keen insight as one of the leading natural dye experts of the world. Michel’s approachable instruction demystifies the natural dyeing process; he offers a rare glimpse into what makes plants […]

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John Castle, Director of Winterthur’s Facilities Services writes: Two more springhouses have been rehabilitated. Masonry was repointed, the poured concrete roofs patched and sealed. The insides were cleaned out and water flow restored. While hidden in remote locations of the estate, they tell an important part of our history and are certainly worthy of our attention! […]

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We all want to feel as if we know what direction we are going in but let’s face it, sometimes we do not have a clue! Although the white arrows may not help in guiding you through life, they can offer some assistance in navigating you toward the flowering displays in The Winterthur Garden. This blooming journey […]

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Jim Pirhalla, horticulturist in the Winterthur Garden writes: While doing research on tree succession, I decided to key out the alder species that I noticed growing along the banks of the back pond. Upon doing so, not only did I discover that the plant is probably the hazel alder (Alnus serrulata) but I also discovered […]

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Horticulturist Jim Pirhalla writes about one of our lesser known trees: One of the definitions of chestnut I have found is “a stale joke”.   Another is “something, as a story, lacking freshness or originality”.  Perhaps I should put down the dictionary before it’s too late.  The chestnut that I would like to refer to in this […]

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Jim Pirhalla, horticulturist for the Sundial Garden and the Pinetum writes:  This year is the first year, at least that I am aware of, that a pair of hawks has nested in Winterthur’s Pinetum during the decade or so that it has been under my care; the particular breed of hawk being the Cooper’s hawk. The […]

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Welcome Summer!

How did we get to mid-June already? While I am not quite ready for summer, the Winterthur Garden is.   Here is what is in bloom today:  http://www.winterthur.org/pdfs/CurrentWinterthurGardenBloomList.pdf  The most striking spots are the Glade (with its fishponds) and the Meadow, now rich in early summer flowers.   May thanks to our loyal volunteers who compile this […]

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The end of April and beginning of May is a magical but frenetic time for gardeners. We’ve got gardens to see, work to do, and plants to buy (also, remember to schedule some time to actually enjoy your garden). In our area we are lucky to have some truly great plants sales from which to choose. […]

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