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Growing Witch Hazel

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Post Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:52 am

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Location: Rexburg, Idaho
Has anyone tried growing Witch Hazel in Idaho? The internet says it'll grow in zones 3 to 9, so I was wondering if it's easy to grow or not. I tend to need the easy-to-grow plants.

Post Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:22 pm
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I had a free plant given to me several years ago. It did not live long though. I think it may have been many cultural factors that did it in including my wife not being able to keep it adequately watered during the time right after putting it into the ground.

Post Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:31 pm

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Location: Rexburg, Idaho
Thinking of astringents, what is a good (and nicely smelling) replacement for witch hazel? Is rose as good an astringent? Any other ideas?

Post Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:33 pm
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Sage, Russian sage, potentilla, cranesbill....

What are you trying to astringe*?


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* I realize that "astringe" probably isn't a word but it should be.

Post Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:08 am

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Location: Rexburg, Idaho
The face. I was thinking it would be a nice idea to make my own face toner with a tea of an astringent herb, instead of buying one. And rose smells so nice, I wondered if it would do the trick. (Most recipes, I've found, call for witch hazel.)

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:13 am
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Pick one that you like the scent of and give it a try.


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