Posts Tagged ‘Winterthur’

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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I just saw Carol Long in the garden and asked for a prediction of when the March Bank will be fully blue.  With the next few days of warm temperatures, it will begin its transformation from yellow and white to blue. She guesses it will be at the peak of blue in about one week, around the […]

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I have just returned from a walk through the garden. Thanks to our garden staff, Garden Lane has been cleared with snowblowers and plows, leaving a six foot wide path through the drifts of snow. It is a beautiful but treacherous hike and, for that reason, I have decided to cancel the walk scheduled for tomorrow, February […]

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by Meredith Graves The famous “Christmas Show”, in all its glory, can be viewed in the conservatory this year. The du Pont family always had their Christmas tree in the conservatory and H.F. du Pont thoughtfully arranged the area around the tree with seating and a stunning display of plants. The Christmas Show arrangement allowed his […]

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