Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our Dogwoods

When we moved here, almost 30 years ago, we had six dogwood trees on the property. All but these two got some sort of blight and died. These are spindly, but I love seeing them out my bathroom window every spring.

15 comments:

Jay Simser said...

I love the pictures you share of your woods. You are so fortunate to live where you do. Thanks for sharing.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Dogwoods are so very beautiful...Yours is no exception.

Celia said...

Dogwoods are just about my favorite tree. I like how they hide out in the woods. Spring is nigh!

Carol............. said...

Just beautiful! We used to have a pink one in our yard.


I'm going to see the Hunger Games next week...

Arkansas Patti said...

Ours have just quit blooming. I just love the dogwood, redbud season.

LL Cool Joe said...

Very beautiful. :)

NellJean said...

This fall, collect seeds when they are just a little past the red stage and starting to fall off. Pick out likely spots and push them into the ground about an inch. Be generous. In a year or two you'll have lots of seedlings. They grow fast.

Joy Des Jardins said...

You have some pretty wonderful views out your window. I love your Dogwood trees.

Pat said...

I wonder why such a lovey tree has such an un-lovely wame?

Granny Annie said...

I wish we had a dogwood tree. There are few if any in our area. Our cherry tree is in blossom and I do love to look out and see it. The grandkids thought they would pick cherries over spring break and I would bake pies but they will have to wait a while longer for the tree to bear fruit an then I'll have to try and beat the birds to the cherries.

Peruby said...

I have on spindly one in my back yard. It was here when I moved in. I hold my breath every year until it blooms.

Grannymar said...

They look wonderful. I have never seen a white one before.

Anonymous said...

Dogwoods were my mother's favorites, and she always had (at least) one in her yard. Here in Kansas, however, I've never gotten one to survive for more than a year or two. I had a powerful urge at the nursery, yesterday, to buy one.

Pat--Would you rather call it a Whipple Tree? (See Wikipedia for an engaging account of how the tree's name came to be.)

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Gilly said...

I love that silvery one. We have dogwoods, but they are bushes. Red-stemmed ones are very popular in gardens, as they look lovely in the winter, especially against snow!

joared said...

Yes, I've always liked dogwoods when I first saw them after we moved to the south -- quite lovely.