What a surprise I found out there! My witch hazel, which I think is Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena,' was flowering. (I could take some time to hunt down the tag in my many ziploc bags o' tags, but then I might not finish this post till spring.)
|Just one of several flowering limbs|
You might remember my post about the glorious autumn foliage on this plant, which you can read here. A November windstorm had blown all the leaves off it and I ran out to gather them up from the ground to save them. I still have them strewn across the bureau in my guest room. Although they are curled up and crispy, they are still very colorful. I also mentioned in that post that I had found lots of flower buds on the tree, and was looking forward to seeing it bloom in the winter.
Wow, is it ever!
What a payoff. I am so pleased.