Crisp, chilly, sunny weather welcomed me to the Arboretum’s grounds today. The air was fresh, the sky a clear blue and a Pileated Woodpecker’s call could be heard in the distance. More early bloomers are beginning to pop, i.e. the lemony yellow flowers of Jasminum nudiflorum (Winter Jasmine) and the strappy reddish flowers of Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ (Hybrid Witch Hazel). Also, a young Picea pungens cv. ‘Baby Blue Eyes’ (Colorado Blue Spruce) was showing off in front of a stand of dry ornamental grasses. So much to see and enjoy!
Picture credits: Margery Ennist.