Jelena witch hazels have been having an incredibly good year with more blooms than ever and a fragrance to match. Yesterday morning the sunrise was so pretty that I had to stop and admire it before I even got the trash all the way to the curb. It made the perfect orange-tinged backdrop for the witch hazel’s crinkly blooms.
It’s been like spring this week with temperatures in the seventies — always cause for celebration as far as I’m concerned, especially in February. Besides the witch hazels, hellebores are looking great, early daffodils are starting to pop, Professor Sargent camellia has some burned edges on older blossoms but plenty of fresh new blooms, and periwinkle is lighting up the feet of the daffodils with its particular shade of pale blue.