Glancing out the window as the rising sun just begins to illuminate the tightly curled petals of the witch hazel, Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’…
…It seems as though the tree is ablaze.
Never before have there been so many blooms.
The hue is henna tinged in the cold, bright light, with a single wisp of golden threads.
Early on clear, crisp mornings, frozen fingers click, click away to try to capture the beauty.
The best images seem to be with the blue sky in the background, looking upward from under the canopy of bare branches.
You have grown up quite nicely, my dear.
Here is the young Diane in her second year in the garden on February 24, 2004. Even at that tender age, she is showing great potential. Note the size of the Chamaecyparis ‘Gold Mops’, too.
To read more about Diane and the plant facts of growing Hamamelis x intermedia, click here-Faire Diane, a post written in 2009 that also tells the history of our sweet and marvelous Diane.
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