Newly-opened Dogwood Blossoms

dogwood blossoms
Newly-opened Dogwood Blossoms

The newly-opened dogwood blossoms look like bubbles in the air. This is a native dogwood I dug up as a sapling in the woods on an old farm set to be bulldozed for development at least 30 years ago. The buds always open as a pale apple green, then tinge with yellow, and as they slowly open to their full four-inch diameter they shift to a creamy white. They maintain that bronze divot in the center edge of each leaf, and the blossoms are very long-lasting unless there’s a storm that blows off the petals.

This tree shades the south side of my house all summer when the leaves develop. Through winter the tiny buds sit tightly closed at the end of every twig. In spring they all begin to open at once. The shiny oval fruits turn red in August and are a favorite of cardinals and blue jays. In October the leaves turn orange then red. It’s quite the entertaining tree, for me at least.

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