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This picture was taken last weekend, when my big melt occurred. That is why you can still see snow in it. This is the second spring for my Hamamelis x intermedia “Arnold Promise”, or Arnie as I affectionately call him. I always thought that he was called Arnold’s Promise, until I read that he was developed at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum in 1928. Now I find out not only is he old, he is also smart!
You cannot tell from this picture but I have a cedar hedge planted behind Arnie, this should provide a backdrop to set off his lovely golden curls.
And I am hoping that as the hedges grow and make more of a room, they will trap the fragrance that Arnie is supposed to be full of, so far I am a bit disappointed in him.