The Winter Solstice has brought cold weather and what appears to be a hibernating garden. But, our garden does not sleep for long!

The 2013 New Year has been greeted by witchhazel (Hamamelis mollis), which started to bloom this past week. This witchhazel stands proudly in the upper garden and can be easily viewed from the boardwalk leading from the new parking lot. Dr. Kruckeberg himself noticed that the blossoms of this tree have been a little late the past few years…it used to bloom on Christmas day every year. What else will you discover during a winter visit to the Garden?