Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and I have new spots of red to share. This month we’ve loved the red blooms on our first witch hazel, Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’.
Forsythia branches I clipped and brought indoors a week ago to force have burst into cheerful bloom. I would tuck witch hazel branches in for a fiery combination, but don’t want to hack at my new bush! Forsythia grows at Coppertop in abundance, with a 25-foot-long arching hedge blooming in March along one fence.
The snowdrops are up and awaiting a few sunny days to open their snowy petals on the hill across from the front door. Through gardening blogs, I’ve met more than a few snowdrop collectors who grow an amazing variety of lovely Galanthus. I can understand how they become an obsession. I’m not so patient with mine (of the common variety) and bring some indoors to get an early show. That’s actually how this whole garden journal began almost four years ago — with a simple glass of snowdrops!