Driving around Heath the horrendous damage caused to trees by the historic December ice storm is revealed. The labor it will take to clean up peoples’ gardens is breathtaking.
One neighbor has beautiful old trees surrounding his house and the devastation is astounding. But his witch hazel, Hamamelis ‘Arnold’s Promise’, is blooming, a glorious harbinger of better days to come.
Witch hazel is consisdered a winter blooming shrub, flowering as it does so early in the spring. Even here in Heath where it blooms in March. I love the little twirly flowers. Mother Nature must have quite a sense of humor