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Arnold keeps its Promise

Arnold keeps its Promise

Posted on Feb 22, 2012 | 0 comments

Away over President’s Day holiday weekend, I returned to find the Witch Hazel ‘Arnold’s Promise’ in full bloom! This wonderful Hamamelis leads the way to springs’ bounty. Depending on the winter it blooms from anywhere from late January or early February to April. In last year’s record- setting cold and deep snow cover...

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Hummingbird Story

Hummingbird Story

Posted on Apr 18, 2010 | 0 comments

Hummingbird visits to my garden are always a treat for me. I don’t have a feeder, but one passes thru the flower garden now and then. My hairdresser, Suzy, told me a lovely story. She places a feeder in her garden every year about this time (late April-May) and eagerly awaits the visits. Over the years, one particular female came regulary attracted...

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WitchHazel ‘Arnold Promise’ Still Wearing Its’ Winter Cloak

WitchHazel ‘Arnold Promise’ Still Wearing Its’ Winter Cloak

Posted on Mar 7, 2009 | 0 comments

I’ve been feeling restless lately.  This happens when winter merges into spring. The early March landscape in New England may be snow covered as it is as I write this or thawing to a condition we call ” mud season”. Spring thaws and freezes come and go, but mainly the gardens look a mess. The seed heads that look charming in the snow look...

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