Contorted Hazelnut Tree

I live in North Alabama and we have hot, humid summers. I work in my garden 10 months out of the year. There is always something to take care of. It’s my go-to exercise and stress reliever.  I took the Master Gardening class and it serves me well.

My garden is over 20 years of constant work. I have put my heart and soul into making it beautiful. I’m not about to stop improving it. It’s a retreat, especially with my hammock for lazy days. Thanks to my oldest son giving me it for my birthday. I have two amazing sons and husband that try to keep “the queen” happy.

Today I am trimming my Contorted Hazelnut tree that I planted by our front porch. It was a gift from my Mother and sister on my 50th birthday. It’s a great tree for decorating on Halloween and Christmas. I hang ghosts and ornaments that create a whimsical look.

walking stick tree

Contorted Hazelnut Tree

Contorted Hazelnut

Add interest to your landscape.

Trimming the tree is easy because I want an umbrella look with low branches cut off. I can’t believe how tall it’s gotten. I dearly love the twisted branches. I shared some with my daughter-in-law for a cool arrangements. I love bringing my garden flowers and bounties into our home. It makes me happy!

Gardening is hard work but the joy it brings me makes it all worth while.

 

 

Maintenance Tips

  • Wear gloves, use sharp pruners, a garden cart for limbs.
  • Start with lower limbs and work around the bottom, trimming the tree enough to let light in.
  • Remove vines, violets, and other weeds growing underneath the tree.
  • Expect to complete these tasks each spring and fall.

Just remember that maintenance is one of the most important jobs when planning a landscape. You might want to choose low maintenance shrubs and trees. The Contorted Hazelnut is one of the easiest to maintain in a landscape.

Some of my favorite sites for gardening are HGTV , Better Homes & Gardens , Southern Living – Gardening enjoy these sites as much as I do and let’s connect with gardening questions. Do you have one I can help with or would you just like to follow what I am doing? I would love to hear from you.

Happy Gardening

Queen Rose

About Queen Dorishttp://queenstudio.wordpress.comI am a wife, mother, sister, artist, master gardener, interior designer, and Queen of the Red Hat Fabulous Flamingos. I love writing & my book, Feel it, believe it, Pass it on! The Power of Friendships, is available on Amazon. I share advice on art, gardening, home design, and friendship. Let's get this party started!

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