One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Friday, January 15, 2010
Hamamelis vernalis.....it's hard to find flowers now in Fern Valley, but I knew where to look
The Ozark Witch-hazel is about the only game in town for flowers, but they're a great color and smell wonderful. At MANTS, the big regional trade show, I noticed that all of a sudden there are cultivaars of our native Witch-hazels, H. virginiana and vernalis. There have , of course, always been innumerable selections of H. x intermedia, the cross between the Chinese and Japanese Witch-hazels.