Monday, March 26, 2012
We've had a light snowfall tonight, hovering around zero. Years ago, about twenty-five!!!...when my tulips were just out of the ground, I remember phoning a garden neighbour fretting about them..."what's going to happen..will I lose them?" Now, I know the resilience of plants, and most especially of bulbs and early blooms like Hellebores and Witch Hazel.
Last year, two Hamamelis (Witch Hazels)..in particular, 'Diane', found a home here. One of my dearest friends is named Diane, so that influenced me greatly, but it was the thought that these blooms would be the first to enhance the garden in spring that drew me to them. Their ripped ribbons of petals...large and striking, were planted where the sun shines through them, in late afternoon as seen in the photo above.