How Lovely Are Thy Branches

Title: How Lovely Are Thy BranchesFor the last 36 years, this acclaimed property has presented Yuletide at Winterthur, a festive celebration that lights up the house. Undoubtedly, the biggest draw is the Dried Flower Tree, which holds sway in the capacious Conservatory. This focal point is a design masterpiece, to be sure, but it is also an ingenious way to give dual duty to the floral arrangements that adorn key rooms of the residence throughout the year. As a passionate gardener, the late Mr. du Pont once replenished these displays daily, but staff now allow each bouquet to shine for a week before retiring the stems to the cellar to dry.

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