...I shall plant a Witch Hazel tree.

I fell in love with this genus of trees (hamamelis) when I was first introduced to it back in college.  We were traipsing around the Washington Park Arboretum identifying plants with our professor.  And I knew right then that someday I would plant a Witch Hazel tree.


Because they look like this in the fall:

And they bloom like this in the dead of winter:

Need I say more?

My "someday" hasn't arrived yet.  But I'll just keep visiting the Witch Hazel trees at the Arboretum until it does.


  1. I can totally see why you would want one of these..... Beautiful! Great pics :o)

    I owe you an e-mail.... Hopefully I will get time soon.


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