The Answer Is February 3

What was the question? When will the witch hazel bloom?

Closeup of three witch hazel flower clusters with unfurling petals.
Witch hazel in bloom. Photographed on February 3, 2019.

Last week, snowstorms and windchill warnings; this week it has reached 50°F twice. Icy rain will follow later in the week, which could make commuting far too exciting.

…And When Do Those Flowers Fade?

April 11, 2019. At this point, they are pretty well gone. Two weeks ago, they started crinkling up as it got warmer, but the scent was amazing  into the first week of April.

Fading witch hazel flowers. Photographed on March 23, 2019.

That’s the end of the winter flowers. Spring is here.