the witch hazel bloom

Finally, the Witch Hazel in Bloom

I had actually worried about our winter-blooming witch hazel. Before this last big snow, it showed absolutely no sign that it would bloom this year. Many years I see the blooms as early as January first, but this year… Nothing.

Then, as the snow began to melt, I saw the first haze of orange! It’s still not fully out, but it’s on the way.

the witch hazel bloom
the witch hazel bloom

It will be especially gorgeous in the next snow, but I’m just thrilled to see it every winter, whether in snow or not.

If you’re reading this on my website rather than in an email, scroll down all the way to see lots of posts with the witch hazel blooms under snow. If you’re reading this in an email, click through and come see!

winter-blooming witch hazel
winter-blooming witch hazel

Read my favorite post about witch hazels here: Snapping, Water-Finding, Snow-Blooming Witch Hazels

Read my poem about witch hazels here: Water Witch

Read the story of the Witch Hazels’ other (much more accurate and fun) name here: Released

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2 comments on “Finally, the Witch Hazel in Bloom

  1. I saw some in bloom along the interstate yesterday! We used to have some but I thinknit has been shaded out sadly.

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe

      I wonder what happened to your witch hazels! They’re an understory tree and do fine in the shade, so maybe yours aged and quit blooming (just a guess, I don’t know if that’s a thing), making it harder to find them in the woods. They sure are lovely, aren’t they?

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