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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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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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