The House and Home section of the NYT has an nice article about witch hazels in yesterdays print. Witch Hazels are the 1st bloomers of every season and put on a beautiful floral show with delicate poofy pompom flowers on nice substantial tree's. The article talks about the many varieties and where you can go see some in action. Some of these horticulture folk are sooo complainy - midpoint through the article someone starts griping about the lack of fragrance from the flowers. Seriously people, just be happy that there's a hardy champ that gives us something to look at in this horrible state of February.