The Dogwood Is Blooming!

I was so excited to see this little tree finally blooming and more than one or two!  It is a few years old now and really has almost died yearly so this is a joy to see!

This was yesterday and it was very warm. Today we've had severe storm and tornado watches and warnings. Windy, goodness yes it's been windy!

Sharing a few pictures and the Legend of the Dogwood.





Oskar my constant companion

Keeping it real so please excuse my appearance.  I've been working like crazy today planting more of the garden. I'm so dirty so is my hair. It is pulled up under my Willie Nelson hat Johnny gave me. 

I've just about planted the entire new little garden spot. Need to get this man to till up more of our lawn!👲


These two have a lot of fun together


He wanted to ride so I put him in the flower pot
Quickly his mind changed.

I would love a pink dogwood they are so beautiful.

Photo by TOMOKO UJI on Unsplash



Bloom shaped like a cross


The Legend of The Dogwood Tree


In Jesus' time, the dogwood grew
To a stately size and a lovely hue.
Twas strong and firm, its branches interwoven.
For the cross of Christ, its timbers were chosen.
Seeing the distress at this use of their wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:
"Never again shall the dogwood grow
Large enough to be used so.
Slender and twisted, it shall be
With blossoms like the cross for all to see.
As blood stains, the petals marked in brown,
The blossom's center wears a thorny crown.
All who see it will remember Me
Crucified on a cross from the dogwood tree.
Cherished and protected, this tree shall be
A reminder to all of My agony."






HGIC Clemson Cooperative Extension Dogwood 

Dogwoods like moist well-drained acidic soil. high in organic matter  Mulch a large area around the tree to help retain moisture and help protect against lawnmowers and trimmers. Pine straw is a good mulch, but do not place the mulch directly against the trunk. Place 2 to 3 inches of mulch in an area of 8 to 10 feet around the tree.

Fertilize lightly in the Spring once the frost has passed with an acid-loving extended-release azalea fertilizer.  Fertilize again 6 weeks later.  Avoid fertilizing them during droughts or hot summer months. 


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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your Dogwood and the legend - Sure sign of Easter. I've never had any luck with Dogwoods - a neighbor told me they like dappled shade which I have little of. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Hi Eileen, Thank you! I've heard many poems about the legend. My mother in law would tell me a little bit yearly as her Dogwoods would bloom.
      I'm sorry that you too have trouble growing Dogwoods. I sure hope you have a nice weekend too!
      Dolly

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  2. I love dogwood. They are blooming here too. SO pretty!!

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    1. Hi Kim! I'll bet that are pretty there! Happy Easter sweet friend!
      Dolly

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