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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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Bank to Bend Garden Lecture “From Art into Landscape” March 12, 11:00 am How does an artist design a garden? How does a garden designer use art as inspiration? Join Gary Smith, the designer of Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods, as he discusses his personal connection to art and horticultural design. Learn creative ways to integrate your […]

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  From our loyal bloom report volunteers: WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #1                                                               February 7, 2011                                                      Weather: 40F, overcast  Since December 2, cold and snow have precluded reports. Today, although there are patches and slopes of clear ground, there remains a blanket of snow 5” or more in depth; and as this is the first day […]

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If you happen to visit Winterthur in the middle of the day on a Wednesday during the growing season you will have the opportunity to enjoy a lecture by one of our staff members on a horticultural or historic topic. Most guests are surprised to learn that these lectures require no pre-registration, carry no fee, and offer […]

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Mulch Mowing 101

How many trees do you have in your garden? Two? Five? If you have five trees on your property, then you might find yourself raking up to a million leaves. By observing the efficiency of the Winterthur staff as they take care of tons of leaves each autumn, I have learned a few tricks. In fact, […]

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This year on Enchanted Summer Day (June 19) we are planning on celebrating one of the most magical of natural phenomena – the migration of the monarch butterfly. This year’s event will include activities for children, music, and ice cream as usual but in addition will include a giveaway of potted up specimens of a […]

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Make plans to come see the azaleas in the Winterthur Garden soon. They are almost at peak in Azalea Woods – fully out in the Reflecting Pool Garden (“Coral Bell”) and Enchanted Woods (“Firefly” and “Hinodegiri”).  The Quarry Garden floor is covered with vibrant primroses with the delicate bright white of dogwood floating above. Come to […]

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Here’s the list of birds we saw on April 16th: 10 Canada Goose 2 Mallard 1 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great Blue Heron 1 Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 1 Cooper’s Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 4 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Hairy Woodpecker 6 Northern Flicker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 3 Eastern Phoebe […]

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