Saturday, February 1, 2020
Amethyst" and hues more on the purple/red side of the spectrum.
Regardless of the cultivar, because they flower int he late fall mid winter range they're almost exclusively pollinated by flies. There are reports of honeybees working them too and I'm sure dozens of other little insects that over winter in the adult stage. These insects all require warm days above 45F in order to function, that's also when Witch Hazel plants produce a faint fragrance to attract them.
I'll be keeping my eyes out for any pollinators on our shrub. It's still fairly little though so I'm not expecting to get much.
Hope your winter is going well.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
So I used to host a lot of my photos on Photobucket. Sadly they had a power outage at one of their facilities and they were down for about a week. I've gotten a message explaining that my images might come back but honestly I'm not putting much faith in that. It still tells me I have photos but I can't see or access them. They don't load when I click on them. So until that gets fixed (if it does) a lot of my old posts are gonna have error messages.