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chinese witch hazel in bloom!

Mine is now in bloom which it has done beautifully for the last 20 years. I don't have a long enough lens to get a picture that would show anything. Way too much snow on the ground to wheel close enough to do justice to the tree. I stare at the beautiful yellow glow visible from my kitchen window, nice contrast to the white everything else. Way, way to much snow.

I give you instead a picture I took a couple of years ago over on the MSU campus. Much less snow that year. I planted the tree because I want some evidence that the world is not completely white and grey at this time of year. In Michigan that is normally hard to do, grey days and snow and snow and snow.

The userpic on this post is mine but this one won't bloom until March 1. Here is a better picture from last year... and it's red!!