Hamamelidaceae – flowers are even stranger than the name

Hamamelidaceae plants are shrubs that bloom in winter. Some are fragrant, making it a great choice to plant in the garden.

5 keys for a beautiful winter garden

How should you care for your garden in winter? Snezana Gerbault, an agronomist and engineer, packed all her tips in book that was prized in several recent events.
Beautiful old flower pod under falling snow in a garden

Persian ironwood, strong wood and even stronger colors!

Persian ironwood is an impressive short tree: colorful as a bonfire in autumn, and very useful hard wood whenever it needs to be chopped down. Persian Ironwood facts Name – Parrotia persica Family – Hamamelidaceae Type – shrub Height – 20 to 25 feet (6 to 8 m) Exposure – full sun to shade Soil – rather acidic Foliage – deciduous Flowering – January to March Planting Persian ironwood […]
Parrotia persica, the persian ironwood tree

Sweetgum, a very ornamental tree

The sweetgum tree is reputed for its nice star-shaped leaves and the flamboyant yellow, orange and red hues it displays in fall.
Sweetgum tree in fall

Liquidambar, flamboyant in fall

Liquidambar is a magnificent tree, especially in fall, when it is draped in scintillating fiery colors like gold, fire red and amber.
Red liquidambar leaves

Winter blooming shrubs

Even though there aren’t very many, winter blooming shrubs are often among the most amazing. They are unique in that they bloom when all the other plants are at rest.
Witch hazel blooming in winter

Witch-hazel, the tree with golden stars

Witch-hazel: the spooky name betrays its uniqueness. Magical and mysterious, witch-hazel is covered in winter with strange gold yellow flowers and in fall is draped in amazing hues.
Witch hazel bloom
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