When is Dogwood Winter in Murphy, NC?

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Real Estate Agent with Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA

When is Dogwood Winter in Murphy, NC? When is Dogwood Winter in Murphy, NC?  We had some chilly temperatures and frost warnings to welcome us this morning. Old-timers in the Appalachians know there are several named "winters" following winter, and Dogwood and Blackberry Winter are perhaps the best known. It’s a term used by Southerners to describe a period of cold weather that coincides with the blooming of the local dogwoods and blackberries, usually occurring in the mid April to May months. The dogwoods are all bloomed out and the blackberries are soon to follow.

With the possibility of frost happening during Dogwood and Blackberry winters, many Southerners here in Murphy, NC wait until after these winters have passed to plant tender vegetables and annuals. The Native Americans also watched for the dogwood blooms as the sign to begin planting corn and other crops.

For more information on living in the western NC, north GA and eastern TN mountains visit

Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Team  www.MurphyMountainLiving.com

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Comments (4)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
Lee and Carol, What a wonderful sign to know when to plant, and learning the language of nature. The dogwood is beautiful , thanks for sharing. A
Apr 11, 2012 12:24 AM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
Nature has its own calendar we can follow? After all Alexandra, the dogwood is the North Carolina state flower too.
Apr 11, 2012 11:22 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Our dogwoods were finished.  We had frost warnings today... but I'm not home so I don't know if it happened or not.  I'll have to check with Donald.  I'm at RETSO.  You have got to come next year.

Apr 12, 2012 06:32 AM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
You can save me a seat for RETSO next year Tammy! We just had completed a 10 week session with Coldwell Banker High Country and had too much going on this time.
Apr 12, 2012 11:20 PM