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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’


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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


Winter pyrotechnics

In the often-grey days of winter, an occasional burst of colour from seasonal flowers is a welcome sight and reassurance that spring is on the way. 378 more words

Dazzling Witch-hazel

Pretty pink witch-hazel flowers in dazzling February sunshine. I adore these feminine flowers; so lovely to look at, and so healing and useful.