Thursday, March 28, 2013

Nothing Gold Can Stay....

Nothing Gold Can Stay
  Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour,
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

There are many Witch Hazels in the garden; blooming late in the fall & early in spring.
These are spring blooming hybrids of Chinese and Japanese species:  Hamamelis x intermedia taken at Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia.  They show along the way how March can veer wildly from winter to spring - and back.

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