Took a quick trip to Winterthur

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Took a quick trip to Winterthur

Postby redcrx » Jun 29, 2017 4:42 am

I had taken a trip to Winterthur (a large arboretum near Willmington, Delaware) in mid-July a couple of years ago - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60663. On that trip I noticed a huge swath of hosta ventricosa at the end of their flower cycle. I was wondering what they would look like in full flower so I stopped by on Tuesday to see if they were in flower yet. The vast area I saw had their scapes up but no open flowers. The only open flowers were on a few plants that were elevated and in sun.
With the AHS National Hosta Convention in Philadelphia next year I thought it might be an interesting site to see this space in full flower but "it's a crap shoot".
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This is the space I was looking for but only scapes so far. I talked to one of the gardeners and she said the flowering time is variable depending on temperature and humidity. She said the Spring was cool so they may be a little late. (I did notice a cool Spring that let me work in my garden longer in the mornings.)
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I went to get a photo of an unopened scape in the area I was interested in and by accident picked one with a fused scape.
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Re: Took a quick trip to Winterthur

Postby redcrx » Jun 29, 2017 4:47 am

A few more photos from that trip. This is just behind the mansion and up the hill. (You can tour the mansion - the Christmas time tours are great.)
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Re: Took a quick trip to Winterthur

Postby redcrx » Jun 29, 2017 5:02 am

And a few more of the space up the hill virtually covered by ventricosa. They do have some other types of hosta around the "Enchanted Woods" (kids play area) and towards the Quarry Garden (just down the hill from the "Enchanted Woods") but I wasn't interested in those on this trip.
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The tram ride goes right through the space.
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