September 23, 2019

Planting a Border of Witch Hazel

As a serious and passionate gardener, I am always looking for ways to add more beauty and texture to all my garden beds.

Last week, my gardeners Ryan and Gavin planted a selection of young witch hazel shrubs along one side of my Bedford, New York farm. I already have several witch hazel varieties growing in this area, and they always look so pretty when in bloom. Witch hazel is a genus of flowering plants in the family Hamamelidaceae and is closely related to the sweet gum. Most species flower from January to March and if given enough room to spread and grow, they will display a beautiful and fragrant border of spidery blooms when everything else is still winter gray.

Enjoy these photos.