Another Goodwill vase serves as the base for some branches of Hamamelis ‘Diane’. Almost as an afterthought, I snipped a branch of catkins from a volunteer hazel.
One branch of Rainbow Leucanthoe picks up the red of ‘Diane’ and some Euonymous ‘Emerald and Gold’, sporting its winter blush, fills out the base.
I was complaining about ‘Diane’ being not very showy but I was being impatient. The strappy petals have elongated over the last week. If I stick my nose right in there, I can even detect a slight citrusy scent.
So ‘Diane’ is back in my good graces (even rates a close-up) and I still have ‘Early Bright’ to look forward to, even if the “early’ bit is misleading.
I couldn’t get back far enough to get a good shot of the whole shebang, so here’s a look at the catkin branches.
Now scoot on over to (Rambling in the Garden) if you’d like to see what Cathy and her guests are finding to put In a Vase on Monday.