Summer holidays are now a distant memory, and for most of us, shorter days combined with increasingly busy schedules means less time outdoors. New tasks await, but things wind down and slow down a bit, too.

Fall seems to be a little later this year. We’re savoring the pleasantly warm and breezy days and cooler nights. If only we’d get a little bit of rain, then it would all be perfect. Yeah, that’s just how I roll.

Halloween is not so far off. So in that spirit, let’s take a peek at look at how the witch hazels are doing! The native virginianas are just starting to flower, their golden leaves falling ahead of the others. they also will be late to rise next year. The other witch hazels will give us some cheer with blossoms in February and March, just when we need the boost.