Witch Hazel

No, it’s not forsythia! It’s festive and fragrant deciduous witch hazel, showering sun even in snow, and often confused with that unrelated shrub. “Witch” is from “wiche”

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Maple

Vermont is the most prolific maple-syrup state in the country, but we’ve got our own cache of sugar maples here in the Blackstone Parks. One

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Weary of Winter? Take Heart.

Cornelian-cherry dogwood (Cornus mas) is indisputably cheery, producing dainty, tufted yellow flowers in March before its pointy deep-green foliage emerges, followed by red fruit in June

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