Sunday, March 12, 2017

I Wonder Exactly How Long the Season of Witch Hazel Lasts?

This week I caught some more witchhazel blooming. A truly spectacular hybrid, with intense bright yellow blooms just filling up almost the whole of the branches it seemed of these two shrubs, planted like bookmarks at either end of this small bridge-covered walkway at Hofstra. I have probably seen some bit of witch hazel blooming, though not always the same shrub or color or variety, for perhaps a month now I'd say this year. I bet, between our native species blooming in fall and these Asian hybrids of winter, I might have pictures or a memory of witch hazel blooming or showing some spectacular bright color in different years in every month between October and March.

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