Garden Photo of the Day

A promising sign that spring is on its way!

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Photo/Illustration: Danielle Sherry

Today’s Garden Photo of the Day is from Associate Editor Danielle Sherry. She says, “Despite the snowfall this past weekend in New England, my purple witch hazel (Hamamelis vernalis ‘Purpurea’, USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8) finally started blooming. The ribbonlike blooms were a bit darker this year–perhaps from the drought stress this past fall? Either way, when I woke up Saturday morning and peeked out the window to see the bush covered in purple fireworks, I ran out to take pictures–in my pajamas and muck boots. My neighbors definitely think I’m crazy.”

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  1. bugface 03/07/2010

    I think everyone here in New England is ready for spring!
    Thanks for the promising picture.

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