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Flowers emerge, snow falls...

…flowers emerge,

and we may not be done with the snow! I understand that Meteorological Spring* began a few days ago, but judging by the looks of things where I live, we’re still betwixt and between, alternately charmed by early flowers and frustrated by cold, wet days. 540 more words


That's my spot

Had a bit of time left to plant one of the hamamelis. A nice spot in the new bee border.


resident psycho

The cat didn’t seem to be impressed. o0


Winter spice

Witch hazels are the first class shrubs that cannot be mistaken for any other plant. Their spidery, cold-hardy flowers open in the coldest weather and are not just showy, they are fragrant too. 219 more words

Bad Timing

It’s beginning to dawn on me that my timing may be a little out, it being January, and here I am committed to weekly posts about my garden, which at the moment is grey and gloomy and perishingly cold, and reluctant to offer up too many good stories. 672 more words

My Garden

Time for some colour

For my birthday I got a voucher for the garden center. Today I was there and found something that will bring more colour in the grey and cold winter garden. 22 more words


Winter is Witch Hazel Viewing Time in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area

One of my favorite winter bloomers is witch hazel, a small shrub like tree.  The flowers themselves are small, only a few inches big, but their unique shape and ability to cover dark, bare stems with flashes of color add quite a bit of excitement in winter gardens. 417 more words