2.6.12 Witch hazel

It’s the first week in February, and the witch hazel next to the library is flowering.

Witch hazel is usually the first to bloom, but it does seem earlier than usual.

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11 Responses to 2.6.12 Witch hazel

  1. Liz says:

    It is very pretty. The one thing I miss about living in a cold climate, we get cold here but not ridiculously so, is the absolute feeling of relief and excitement those first signs of Spring bring. In the UK it was always the magnolia’s that made me happy.

  2. Mark Willis says:

    That’s a very striking flower, but sort of “spooky” too. To me, yellow means Spring (Daffodils mostly!)

  3. becky3086 says:

    I have never even seen witch hazel before. How interesting!

    • leduesorelle says:

      I walk by this shrub once a week, but only noticed it because of the blooms — the librarians, of course, were able to identify it for me! It seems witch hazel in its distilled form is made from the bark.

  4. Norma Chang says:

    Beautiful yellow, so spring.

  5. kitsapfg says:

    Forsythia and witchhazel are early heralds of spring. Love the visual shot of color after a winter of drab and dark grays.

    • leduesorelle says:

      I’ve been reading about phenology, and how we should take our gardening clues from changes in nature rather than a static calendar…

  6. Very pretty! I’ve never seen witch hazel before.


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