Hamamelis x intermedia is her formal name. But feel free to call her Diane. Everyone does.
Last fall she was lovely~~
This fall she is even more spectacular
Just last week, she was a pale version of her now vibrant self~~
with only hints of her spectacular fall good looks.
I especially like her vase shape. It never overwhelms a smaller bed. The intense color is a good focal point every fall.
She's planted with beautiful fall colored
Heuchera villosa "Autumn Bride"
Longer views of Diane in the garden~~
Stepping back toward the driveway gives you the full view of Diane's place in the garden. You can enlarge the photo to see how she looks in this bed! She is the golden shrub on the left. You can see one of the Japanese Maples in the wildflower garden.
In this view, we are standing behind the bed with our backs to the driveway facing toward the porch and the wildflower garden. You can see the smaller Japanese Maple and the Dogwood (left).
Last, is this view of Diane from the wildflower garden.
We are standing behind the small Japanese Maple and looking through the taller Japanese Maple and onto Diane beyond!
I hope you enjoyed my celebration of Diane's fantastic fall foliage! Sometime this winter her orange blooms will light up the garden. You can go here for her full story.