Adonis And Friends Appear On the Grounds of Winterthur Gardens

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Real Estate Agent with Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate

amur adonis

 

A guided tour of the gardens at the Winterthur estate today was led by the Director of the Gardens, Chris Strand. The air was chilly, but it attracted quite a crowd, who dutifully trekked behind Chris, trying to learn a few factoids they didn't already know.

OK, so Amur Adonis, on the left, was a new one to me--the taller yellow blooms and  ferny foliage can be differentiated from the smaller Winter Aconites, (below)  which appear in large patches on the hillsides at Winterthur in March.

winter aconites

Other stars today included the numerous Snowdrops, which apparently have naturalized over the 100 years since Henry Francis duPont had them planted. Bad news for today's gardeners--they are very hard to buy because they are difficult to ship.  So enjoy them at Winterthur!

snowdrops      snowdrops in tree roots

 

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