Tuesday, March 25, 2008

OK Spring is here and it's time for me to get back to blogging on a regular basis. Hibernation is over and the work in the garden has started in earnest. This was taken about 10 days ago when we had our snow/ice storm. Witchhazel is such a wonderful thing in the spring. Besides being pretty and cheerful and colorful, it makes the whole yard smell good. I also like that it doesn't much mind the cold or snow unless it gets below zero and really windy. The one thing that ends its quite long (sometimes 2 months or more) bloom season is heat. Early springs do it in quickly. It is not too quick getting big, but will eventually make a large shrub. Full sun is best, though some of ours get a little shade. I've tried to add a lot of new pictures of ours to the photo gallery section of the website since we've added so many new varieties in the last few years. There are still a couple which haven't started blooming yet this year and those will be added shortly. We typically don't have them for sale at the nursery because they are past their bloom time by April when we open and just another leafy green shrub by then. We can point you to great sources, though, if you suddenly find the need for one in your yard.

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