A sure signal of spring is the hauntingly beautiful and unique emergence of witchhazel blooms! If you’re keeping score at home or want to research the plant on the web, the botanical name is Hamamelis. The blooms arrive in March in Michigan and are a sight for sore eyes after a long winter. Relatively easy to grow, the best characteristic of this woody plant is the fall color! It’s a plant that starts early in cold climates and saves the best for last in October.