Posted on Jan 31, 2010 | 1 comment

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Chamaeycyparis 'Fernspray' and Hamamelis 'Arnold Promise'

Chamaeycyparis 'Fernspray' and Hamamelis 'Arnold Promise'

Hamamelis 'Arnold Promise'

Hamamelis 'Arnold Promise' against Pinus strobus

Sometime ago I encountered an enchanting description of a small Japanese village’s winter festival that celebrated the way plants catch snow.  The novel’s author called the snow that was captured in nooks and crannies, branches and seedheads, branches and buds, ‘Snow Flowers’.  Ever since I look at fresh snow differently.