Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Flowering Dogwood - diamond in the rough

Today was an exceptional day in that the Dogwood was flowering in abundance in the forest after the rains finally ended. I thought they were about bloomed out before the rains but the trees budded again and we have a fresh but short span of time to enjoy them again. The trees are seen at the edge of the forest on Gosling and on the edge of George Mitchell's Preserve.

Its red berries in the fall make it an all around show tree. It is small and lives in the shade. thriving in half shade areas such as found on the edge of a forest or in a small clearing, but will do fine even in motley shade.

If you cannot identify a white blooming tree in the Spring, try this one first. It is abundant in our East Texas forests. It has a distinct bloom easily identified.

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