January 2010 Scavenger Hunt

No matter the season, there are always beautiful plants to admire.

This month’s puzzler is a scavenger hunt of lovely winter trees, shrubs, and plants in and around Colonial Williamsburg. Make your own walking tour with our Google map, which offers directions to and geographic coordinates for each site. Read on to find out how to win your free prize!

  • Compton Oak (Quercus comptoniae) is a cross between a live oak and an overcup. Located behind the Market Courthouse in Colonial Williamsburg, this oak is an unusual natural hybrid and a National Champion Compton Oak.
  • American Hazelnut (Corylus americana)
  • Winterberry Holly Tree (Ilex verticillata)
  • Fragrant Wintersweet Tree (Chimonanthus praecox)
  • The Winter King Hawthorn Tree (Crataegus viridis)
  • Harry Lauder’s Walkingstick (Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’) is a fairly large specimen of its kind. Covered in catkins, it’s a beautiful find this time of year. Please be advised that this plant is on private property. You may look from the road, but don’t trespass.

Be among the first five to send us a photo of this very Harry Lauder’s Walkingstick, and you’ll win a free Hertzler & George ball cap!

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Bed Transformation!

Once again I am very pleased with the excellent work H&G did on my property.  They turned a section of my ugly front yard with invasive Bermuda grass into a beautiful and simple flower bed with mulch and many small bushes.  This striking transformation adds greatly to the house’s curb appeal.  I look forward to them coming back out this fall and replacing the rest of the front yard with sod and removing all the undesirable Bermuda grass.  Brian was easy and pleasant to work and plan with.  He always responded to my questions immediately.  Jon and his crew were likewise very nice, efficient, and perfectionists in planting my new yard.  Many thanks and accolades to H&G once again!

Sandy Hall

So thankful to be a customer!

when i returned to williamsburg in 2022, it was a real challenge to find a company willing to take on “yet one more customer” – i was ignored and turned down by others… but hertzler and george came to my rescue and i could not be happier – wonderful staff, professional and so friendly, i completely trust them to service my yard!  merry christmas and happy new year to everyone and H&G!


Drainage Help

I would like to let you know how happy we are with the service we received recently.
We had a drainage issue in our yard and did some research, learned your company was highly recommended and decided to see what your company could do.
From the first contact, we had a great experience as the lady that answered the phone was very nice. She put us in contact with Brian Kemp who we also liked from the start, and we made an appt for him to come and take a look. He was right on time, very thorough, and just a very nice fella who we both liked right away and had confidence in. We really liked how he gave us options and listened to what we wanted. We scheduled the work, it was done right on time, and it looks great! Brian was even nice enough to do a video walk through for us afterwards as we weren’t in town. Just great service from start to finish! Thank you Brian

We will definitely be back with more projects in the future.

T.M. - Ford's Colony

Thank You

Just a short note to thank you for all the help you gave us with our garden this year. Jonathon again did a wonderful job doing the bed detailing this summer, as did the mulching crew in the spring. I don’t know the name of the woman who supervised the mulching crew, but I want to let you know how professional she was. In fact, the entire crew was pleasant to work with, especially to experience the care that they took with their work.

Thanks also for being so flexible with the changes we requested for our mowing schedule.

E.L. - Ford's Colony