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Weather in Winter

Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. High 21F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. About one inch of snow expected.
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  • Welcome To Winter Greenhouse

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    When you arrive at Winter Greenhouse you will be greeted by our resting 'Buffalo' surrounded by bright annuals, perennials and ornamental grasses.

    Welcome To Winter Greenhouse
  • The Display Gardens

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    The display gardens will show you the mature plants for sun and shade through the seasons.

    The Display Gardens
  • Crabapple

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    This Crabapple tree takes center stage when it blooms.

    Crabapple
  • Tulip Delight

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    Tulips are among the most popular spring flowers of all time, and it's no wonder. Everybody loves these easy to grow bulbs that herald the arrival of spring.

    Tulip Delight
  • Display Garden

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    Another view on the display garden in spring.

    Display Garden
  • Creeping Phlox

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    A fine light on the Creeping Phlox.

    Creeping Phlox
  • Azelea

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    This Azelea lights up the garden, the color reflected by the Bleeding Hearts.

    Azelea
  • Dicentra spectabilis, Bleeding Heart

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    It hardly gets more elegant than this, with a pearly drop on every tip of every leaf.

    Dicentra spectabilis, Bleeding Heart
  • Absolute Spring

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    Bleeding hearts and Virginia Bluebells – a beautiful combination.

    Absolute Spring
  • Spring Light

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    An enchanted garden.

    Spring Light
  • Spring in the Shade Garden

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    Fiddleheads, Forget-me-nots, Daffodils, myriads of wildflowers – and light!

    Spring in the Shade Garden
  • Daffodils in the Shade Garden

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    Daffodils come in many varieties.

    Daffodils in the Shade Garden
  • Spring is glowing

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    A host of golden Daffodils smile towards the sun.

    Spring is glowing
  • Pulmonaria and Toad Lilies

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    All these spotted leaves thrive in the shade garden.

    Pulmonaria and Toad Lilies
  • Mertensia, Virginia Bluebells

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    A close-up of the clearest blue.

    Mertensia, Virginia Bluebells
  • Dicentra Spectabilis, Gold heart

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    This variety has golden leaves, very pretty.

    Dicentra Spectabilis, Gold heart
  • Euphorbia, Cushion Spurge

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    The Euphorbia draws an admiring crowd every spring, as it seems to glow from within.

    Euphorbia, Cushion Spurge
  • Toad Lily

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    Toad Lily, a wildflower, with Euphorbia Bishop's Cap.

    Toad Lily
  • Trollius, Globe Flower

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    Beautiful, bright, hardy to zone 3 and a great cut flower.

    Trollius, Globe Flower
  • Mertensia, Virginia Bluebell

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    Plenty of Bluebells and plenty of blue pots at the greenhouse.

    Mertensia, Virginia Bluebell
  • Primula, Primroses

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    Primroses in the shade garden.

    Primula, Primroses
  • Snow in summer

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    The flowering crab near the pond is so covered with white blossoms that it almost looks like snow.

    Snow in summer
  • Snow it is

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    Sometimes it is flower petals, sometimes it is the real thing.

    Snow it is
  • Spring fling

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    The spring garden erupts with Trillium and Bleeding hearts.

    Spring fling
  • Aquilegia flabellata

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    Columbine Mini-star.

    Aquilegia flabellata
  • Caltha palustris

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    Marsh Marigold

    Caltha palustris
  • Mertensia

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    Virginia Bluebells with golden leaved Bleeding heart.

    Mertensia
  • Creeping Phlox

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    Creeping Phlox blooming their hearts out in this spring bed.

    Creeping Phlox
  • Display Garden

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    The sunlit waterfall in early spring.

    Display Garden
  • Drama Queen

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    Make a dramatic statement in the garden with this combination of Astilboides 'Rodgers Flower', Dicentra Gold Heart, gold Trollius and deep purple Columbine.

    Drama Queen
  • A yellow corner

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    Trollius, Globe flower blooming surrounded by a great variety of leaves, Astilbe, hosta and Euphorbia among them.

    A yellow corner
  • The display garden in summer

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    A view of the pond and the central flower bed.

    The display garden in summer
  • Sunny colors

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    A flowerbed for full sun.

    Sunny colors
  • Edge

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    A flowerbed along the edge of the shade garden.

    Edge
  • Ligularia

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    The Rocket is a befitting name.

    Ligularia
  • Water lilies

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    A peek at the pond.

    Water lilies
  • Peony

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    This one is Coral Sunset.

    Peony
  • Lysimachia

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    A golden Creeping Jenny growing beneath a Crabapple tree.

    Lysimachia
  • Opuntia, Prickly Pear

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    Yes, a flowering cactus, hardy in this area.

    Opuntia, Prickly Pear
  • Peonia suffruticosa

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    A gorgeous tree peony in the shade garden.

    Peonia suffruticosa
  • Poppy time once again

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    Oriental poppy with its stunning colors.

    Poppy time once again
  • An orange crush

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    Oranges and purples make a colorful combination in this bed full of butterfly loving plants.

    An orange crush
  • Butterfly Heaven

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    Liatris and echinacea are favorites of butterflies and make a stunning combination in the display garden.

    Butterfly Heaven
  • Hot combo

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    A great combination for the summer border - Geranium, Dianthus and Sedum provide bright color in the heat of the summer, and are drought tolerant as well.

    Hot combo
  • Oenothera, Evening Primrose

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    A border of Evening Primrose with a few Geraniums mixed in.

    Oenothera, Evening Primrose
  • Yellow and Blue

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    Beautiful irises.

    Yellow and Blue
  • Don't be Koi

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    Koi and goldfish in the outside pond – they reside there in the winter, too.

    Don't be Koi
  • Water lilies

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    The crown of the pond.

    Water lilies
  • Irises at the pond

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    They like it wet and grow at the edge of the pond.

    Irises at the pond
  • Bridge over tranquil waters

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    The water circulates between the pond and the waterfall, with a small bridge over it.

    Bridge over tranquil waters
  • Weep no more

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    A weeping larch, being consoled by the sorrounding flowers.

    Weep no more
  • Shake, rattle and roll

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    Baptisia with its long spikes of violet-blue, pea-like flowers, is an excellent choice for sunny gardens. It makes an excellent cut flower, is attractive to butterflies and is drought tolerant, once established. The flowers are followed by ornamental seed pods, which when dried make very satisfactory rattles to amuse the leaders of tomorrow!

    Shake, rattle and roll
  • Perovskia, Russian Sage

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    A close-up.

    Perovskia, Russian Sage
  • Cool colors

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    The lavender Veronica, purple-pink Yarrow and Sidalcea, blend with the yellow Coreopsis for a cool color combination.

    Cool colors
  • Butterfly Boutique

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    All good pollinator friendly plants.

    Butterfly Boutique
  • Prairie Home Companions

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    A mix of Heliopsis, coneflowers, liatris and veronicastrum creates a low maintenance, natural-looking prairie display, which is extremely attractive to butterflies and bees.

    Prairie Home Companions
  • View from the Garden

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    A view through the display garden to the greenhouses.

    View from the Garden
  • Silver Threads

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    The silver artemesia, pink yarrow, blue campanula and yellow lilies make a very bright combination planting in the garden area near the pond.

    Silver Threads
  • Perennial flower bed

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    A good perennial flower bed is filled throughout the season, with no room left for weeds.

    Perennial flower bed
  • Phlox

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    The part of the display gardens that are in full sun, seen here in Phlox season.

    Phlox
  • More Phlox

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    Up close and colorful.

    More Phlox
  • Hollyhocks

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    A wonderful, tall statement from a hardy biannual.

    Hollyhocks
  • Delphiniums

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    Here is another tall beauty, absolutely awesome.

    Delphiniums
  • Ligularia

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    Ligularia is a noble plant for the back of the border, providing a strong backdrop for shorter perennials, like nepeta, monarda, rudbeckia and daylilies. The foliage will wilt during the heat of the day or if the sun hits it, but this is a natural reaction that doesn't always mean they are dry.

    Ligularia
  • Butterfly Haven

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    Coneflower and Liatris are two choice pollinator plants.

    Butterfly Haven
  • Display Garden

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    A glimpse of the pond and the central flower bed.

    Display Garden
  • Different shapes

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    Shapes are as important as colors in the garden.

    Different shapes
  • Border

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    Height is also an important component in a flower bed.

    Border
  • Astrantia

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    Indeed a Masterwort. And a beautiful one.

    Astrantia
  • Groundcovers

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    Who would have thought that groundcovers could be so pretty? Forget-me-nots and lamium.

    Groundcovers
  • Cone Crazy

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    Rudbeckia glows when placed between the light pink phlox and the brighter pink echinacea. There are many different textures evident as well, from the coarse evergreen branches to the airy leaves of the rose bush and the spiky grasses in between.

    Cone Crazy
  • Sunny side up

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    This sunny flower bed combines the cheery yellow blossoms of an oriental lily and Aquilegia 'Denver Gold' with the variegated foliage of Heliopsis 'Lorraine Sunshine' and Falopia. Diablo Ninebark contrasts with it's dark foliage.

    Sunny side up
  • Shady Lane

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    A path in the shade garden.

    Shady Lane
  • Happy waters

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    The waterfall in the shade garden, happily babbling away.

    Happy waters
  • Light up the Shade

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    Azaleas are called "the royalty of the garden". Pictured here is 'Mandarin Lights' setting the woodland garden ablaze.

    Light up the Shade
  • Walking Path

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    A path alongside the edge of the shade garden

    Walking Path
  • A Bench in the Shade

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    A place to take a seat and enjoy the view.

    A Bench in the Shade
  • Hydrangea

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    Here is a plant to lighten up your shade garden.

    Hydrangea
  • Display Garden

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    A view of the display garden close to the greenhouse.

    Display Garden
  • Made in the Shade

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    This shady bed features a wide assortment of hostas, enough to please any hosta-holic.

    Made in the Shade
  • Mixing it up

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    This bed mixes a variety of leaf shapes, sizes and textures. In the foreground, hosta 'Paul's Glory' contrasts beautifully with the gold feathery branches of 'Tiger Eyes Sumac' directly behind it. The color of the burgundy 'Rosy Glow' Barberry on the right is complemented by the Heuchera on the left. And the spikey leaves of the iris and candy lily add another dimension.

    Mixing it up
  • Hosta Holics Anonymous

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    Hosta collecting has been known to be addictive, and even contagious. Of course, you can always look the other way!

    Hosta Holics Anonymous
  • Hosta

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    It is easy to understand the hosta-addiction-issue, when you look at this.

    Hosta
  • Groundcover

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    Tiarella is a very elegant little groundcover.

    Groundcover
  • Groundcover

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    One very fragrant petite groundcover is Sweet Woodroff (it can be dried, too).

    Groundcover
  • Poul's Glory

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    Another fine specimen from the shade garden.

    Poul's Glory
  • Shady Characters

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    Japanese painted fern is a unique multi-colored fern that brings color and life to any yard or garden. Combine them with hostas and other shade loving plants to add color, texture and interest to your beds.

    Shady Characters
  • Gnomebody home

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    A miniature garden found a place in the shade garden.

    Gnomebody home
  • Display Garden

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    A look from the garden towards the greenhouses.

    Display Garden
  • Display Garden

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    And the display garden around the pond.

    Display Garden
  • Water lilies

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    Water lilies are very rewarding, just plant them – and feed them.

    Water lilies
  • Eye-popping-color

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    Oriental Poppies in full bloom, a showstopper.

    Eye-popping-color
  • Herb garden

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    An herb garden with both annual and perennial herbs is part of the display garden.

    Herb garden
  • Display Garden

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    Daylilies, Coreopsis, Monarda and Lilies provide the colors adjacent to the pond.

    Display Garden
  • Fall Colors

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    The forest surrounding the display garden provides the big show in the fall.

    Fall Colors
  • Why you should grow grasses

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    This is Miscanthus – see a winter picture later in this slideshow.

    Why you should grow grasses
  • An Asters Heart

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    Blooming Asters forming a heart.

    An Asters Heart
  • A Super Fall Combination

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    Amsonia Grass, Asters, grasses and Sedum Autumn Joy – note the butterflies.

    A Super Fall Combination
  • A Close-up

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    Impressive colors for late fall.

    A Close-up
  • Water Fall

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    Ornamental grasses show off their feathery plumes starting in September and can be left to stand to provide on-going winter interest in the garden.

    Water Fall
  • Food for thought

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    A Crabapple in fall waiting for the birds to visit, maybe a cedar waxwing…

    Food for thought
  • Fall Beauty

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    The white spikes and dark foliage of Cimicifuga provides a dramatic contrast to the red crab apples in the fall display garden.

    Fall Beauty
  • Fall-ter

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    'Fall-ter' - what you get when you cross fall and winter! An early snow covers the display garden while brilliant fall color remains on the surrounding trees.

    Fall-ter
  • Maples in fall

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    The colors of fall beginning to show on the trees behind the office building.

    Maples in fall
  • More Maples

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    No one does fall color better than these maples beside the tree yard and mulch area.

    More Maples
  • Early Preview

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    An early snow hangs as a taste of things to come, on the leaves and branches of a crabapple tree.

    Early Preview
  • Whirling Snow

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    Our Spring display received an interesting twist!

    Whirling Snow
  • Miscanthus

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    We refer to this as “Providing winter interest” – never cut them back before spring.

    Miscanthus
  • Winter's View

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    The white of winter on display at the greenhouse.

    Winter's View
  • Winter Wonderland

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    Structures like arbors, fruit trees, shrubs and ornamental grasses can provide all kinds of winter interest in the garden.

    Winter Wonderland

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Last Updated on October 16th, 2017
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