Dogwood might not be the belle of the ball but…
April 20, 2011 § 1 Comment
Every spring the cherry blossom and dogwood try to duke it out in a mother nature beauty pageant. The DC Cherry Blossom festival seems to take all the glory, while the dogwood get its own local festival which people largely attend so they can get funnel cake without having to drive into the county.
Like a lot of things in my garden sensibilities I have in large part ignored the dogwood. But for some reason I have had a change of heart, just like the begonias and hydrangeas. Maybe it is because I don’t have to be jammed into a metro car and fend off a panic attack to see the dogwoods in en masse or maybe it is that I finally realized they can be pruned to almost have architectural framing or that the flowers are so simple that you can take the whole thing in.
However quite a few artist have beat me to this point.