Today Angie Caruthers is sharing some beautiful photos of a favorite spring bloom.
Flowering dogwoods are native to eastern North America, generally growing as understory trees lightly shaded by the taller trees around them. Their beautiful blooms have made them popular garden plants all over the world.
In addition to the dogwood in the foreground, the white blooming tree in the background is another native flowering tree, a serviceberry (Amelanchier, Zones 4–9) in full bloom, which will produce abundant berries loved by the birds in early June. To the left is an emperor Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Emperor’, Zones 5–9) in fresh, blazing red spring leaf.
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