Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Rhododendron 'Rose Greeley'

Here are shots of many of the amazing plants found at Winterhur. I had such an incredible afternoon wandering the 300 acres of "naturalized" gardens. The sheer size and scale of the plantings were amazing. The tree canopy was so diverse and exciting and the under plantings were natural and beautiful. At the same time, there was a huge array of plant material and thorough plant labeling so I was able to figure out who everyone was.

Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko'

This plant was used in both gardens extensively as a ground cover and edging plant. It was so elegant!

The Chinese Snowball Tree (Viburnum macrocephalum) in all its unearthly beauty!

Rosa pimpinellafolia var. Altaica

Also called the Scotch Rose this great beauty filled the air with a sweet lemony fragrance.

View from the house looking down the terraced beds to the the reflecting pool.

Halesia diptera

Similar to the lovely Styrax japonica with its hanging bell flowers.

Amsonia tabernaemontana

My friend Quinn under the eaves of the Beech trees.

Primula candelabra flowering in the Quarry garden- Amazing!

Hawks flying over the fields at the edge of the Azalea Woods.

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yae-Zakura'

This tree peony really stole the show for me. It was incredibly fragrant and so beautiful!

Xanthoceras sorbifolium

It does look like Sorbaria!

The Enchanted Garden

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