Posts Tagged ‘Wordless Wednesday’

Wordless Wednesday 7/15/15 – Summer fruit

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
Summer plums. Photo by Naomi Sachs

Summer plums

 

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – March 4, 2015

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Chicksaw plum (Prunus angustifolia). Photo by Naomi Sachs

Chicksaw plum (Prunus angustifolia). Photo by Naomi Sachs

In Central Texas, things are already blooming, including the Chicksaw plum. The scent is gorgeous – sweet and a little bit spicy. I can always tell when I’m about to see one of these shrubby trees (tree-e shrubs?) in blossom because I smell it first.

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' blooming in January. Photo by Naomi Sachs

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ blooming in January. Photo by Naomi Sachs

If you are in colder climates and are feeling frozenly jealous right now, stop! Once spring comes, go out and get a witch hazel; you will not be disappointed, especially when she blooms – a fragrance that is also quite spicy – in the darkest days of winter. My favorite type is Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ (which in my NY garden usually bloomed in late December and kept on going for over a month) but there are many to choose from. Amazing fall foliage, too. If you want a winter blooming witch hazel, make sure you get one; Hamamelis virginica and some others bloom in the late fall. Or if you’re a plantaholic like me, ignore the fact that there’s no room in your garden for both…and then get both.

 

Wordless Wednesday, 12/24/14 – Nature’s decorations

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Lichen

Happy Holidays, everyone!

 

Wordless Wednesday, 9/10/14

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Callicarpa (beautyberry)

Callicarpa (beautyberry)

Wordless Wednesday, 8/27/14

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Icelandic horse

Icelandic horse, Skagaströnd, Iceland. Photo by Naomi Sachs