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Jelena and Diane...

Monday 18 April 2011

Macro Monday...  I thought that this week I would do a follow up on my Yellow Witch Hazel post...

Jelena


This orange blossomed Hamamelis was the first witch hazel that I bought 12 years ago.  


It is truly beautiful... but not perfumed...  


It has gorgeous orange blossoms in Winter...


and its foliage takes on an orange Autumn colour


The shrub has grown well in the acidic conditions of our garden


in a shady border beside the neighbours garage...


The blossoms glow in the early morning sunshine...


like tiny bright starbursts against the dark ivy and camelia backdrop...


Diane


Diane is the red witch hazel and has smaller spidery blossoms...


it is a beautiful and very dainty looking shrub...


but not as showy as the yellow or orange witch hazels... unfortunately, I planted this one quite close to the scented Pallida in my front garden so it gets a little overshone by the showier larger Pallida blossom.

7 comments:

Lovely close-up images of the witch-hazel blossoms.

 

Nice composition and bokeh. Thanks for the comment!

 

I don't think I've ever seen a witch-hazel plant (tree?). Thanks for sharing these lovely photos.

 

lovely photos..:)

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This dog must love his owner! (and probably visa versa). thanks for visiting my "Mysteries" blog (as Jeannette St.G.). I started this new one as Emille.

 

Wow, WOW -love these macro shots!

 

Beautiful macro shots!

 

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