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Winter Scents

When the daytime temperature is hovering around freezing, it is hard to appreciate the scented plants in the winter garden, but with temperatures above 10°C / 50°F these last two weeks, I’ve actually been able to notice some of the perfumes of the plants that have to work extra hard to attract pollinators at this time of year. 392 more words


Tree Watching: a Growth Spurt

When I measured my witch hazel Hamamelis ‘Amethyst’, the tree I am observing for Lucy’s tree watching meme, it seems to have put on a growth spurt, now measuring 95cms which is nearly 20cms more than when I first measured it in October last year! 202 more words


Tree Following: the Witch Hazel Detective

The young witch hazel Hamamelis vernalis ‘Amethyst’ that I am following for Lucy’s meme looks little different from a month ago, although the difficulty of getting such a twiggy thing in focus doesn’t help in making comparisons. 381 more words


The Witch Hazel's Spell.

Where is it that we tend our gardens, beneath the heavens or upon the roofs of hell?

And what is the work we do there? Is it the repeated raking away at our own livers, which grow back, only to be raked away again? 290 more words


Comparing Five Hamamelis Flowers

Hamamelis mollis ‘Jermyns Gold’

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida’

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Vesna’

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Copper Cascade’

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Harry’

Plants Of Interest

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reminder of winter / announcer of spring .. (click to enlarge ..)

Picture by bvdb (whoisbert) february 2015 – @home – Nikon D3300 – x_DSC_0221



No winter garden is complete without at least one witch hazel (Hamamelis spp.). These superb shrubs flower reliably during the harshest, bleakest of winters, scenting the air with their uniquely spicy fragrance. 248 more words