Springing!

photo-5This is a Pedasites bloom pushing up through the winter ground in one of my gardens.

It may seem early, but these last few sunny days seem to have gotten things stirring: Sarcoccoca, the sweet-smelling, nearly invisible flower that is currently wafting its fragrance around town; those lovely, winter-blooming Viburnums in shades of pink; and -my favorite- witch hazels with wild blooms in orange, yellow or red and their distinct astringent, ultra-fresh fragrance. A walk in Seward Park this weekend revealed many fat tree buds, Hazel trees with opening catkins, and both flowering currant and Indian plum just about to bloom.

Published by HAZEL Landscapes & Edibles

We are two friends in Seattle, each armed with Master's degree in Landscape Architecture, years of farming and gardening experience, fine culinary tastes and creative streaks. Our designs, installations and maintenance programs reflect our dedication to good eating, beautiful living & play spaces, native plants, water-wise gardening and sustainable urban landscaping.

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