Witch hazel

On the list of winter flowering shrubs, is witch-hazel (Hamamelis sp.). In the US we have two native witch hazels,¬†Hamamelis virginiana and Hamamelis vernalis. Virginiana¬†starts flowering in October to November. Vernalis flowers later starting in December. Vernalis also holds onto its leaves. My witch hazel shown in the photo is vernalis. This photo was takenContinue reading “Witch hazel”

Serviceberry (Amelanchier): Spring Flowering Tree

The Serviceberry (or sarvicebarry) is a beautiful flowering small tree or large shrub native to Kentucky and appear in other parts US. It is called serviceberry because about the time the fruit comes out, the waters of the creeks are warm enough to be baptized in. The genus Amelanchier, has several varieties. There is theContinue reading “Serviceberry (Amelanchier): Spring Flowering Tree”

The Summer Garden

  This spring there has been more gardening done around my house than ever before and it’s awesome! Plans for the vegetable garden went underway at the beginning of the year. There was great anticipation for fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, and less trips to the grocery. I am just now, late May, starting to beContinue reading “The Summer Garden”