Week 4 in the Capricious Garden, April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

These are the same crocus from a few days ago, from a new angle.  Notice how the color fades as the day go by.  The flowers are fully open, too, and starting to decline.  Moon man hangs from the tree.  Can you spot him in the next photo, too? It is a lot harder.

The crocus are in this garden, which has a mix of early and late crocus,  purple and yellow and white.  The shape and color of the crocus was  surely the inspiration for Easter eggs, don’t you agree?

Another detail from the garden:

This is Corylus avellana ‘Contorta Red Majestic’ or common name  Purple Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick.  It is grown for its twisted stems, and looks amazing in the winter garden with its leaves off.  This rarer variety also has a nice shot of burgundy color to the spring leaves, although they fade to green later in the summer.

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