Blooming Spring! English Dogwood

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Blooming Spring! English Dogwood

Finally, Spring flowers are popping up everywhere around the country.  Here in Florida, our temperatures have reached the 80s already in the daytime for a few days and the weather is pleasantly warm with a nice breeze. 

Because of our warmer weather, we don't typically get the tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths coming out of the ground in our parts so I am enjoying the photos everyone else is posting. 

 

English Dogwood "Mock Orange" Photo by Silvia Dukes

 

 

The branches of the English Dogwood in my backyard is covered in beautiful white and fragrant flowers.  Interestingly, it is not like the Dogwood tree we are more familiar with.  In fact, the English Dogwood is a shrub and not related to Dogwoods or Orange trees as one would be lead to believe as it is also known "Mock Orange".

This shrub has been growing in my backyard for several years and I started it from a cutting that I took from the English Dogwood that I had growing at my previous home and that one I grew from a cutting that I had received from a friend!  Its ability to propagate through cuttings is certainly an added bonus to this beautiful plant that makes a great addition to the Florida landscape!

 

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate

Tropic Shores Realty, 3441 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34606

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Debbie Reynolds
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Beautiful Silvia and you started it from a clipping. It is like watching your children grow.

Apr 27, 2013 12:37 AM #1
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Mary Yonkers
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Lovely, Silvia. No what type of Dogwood it is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for letting all of us, especially the northerners, share the beauty.
Apr 27, 2013 01:04 AM #2
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Joan Cox
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Silvia, the English Dogwood flowers are beautiful and wish we had them here!     They would definitely add to curb appeal!

Apr 27, 2013 01:10 AM #3
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Debbie, you are so right!  What a nice analogy!

Mary, this one can be grown from zones 4 to 9... it goes dormant in the winter so you may be able to grow it in your parts as well!

Joan, thank you, it might be worth a try in your area as well.  I'm always surprised how many plants can tolerate so many different weather condtions.

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Earlier this morning I was thinking about a rental property I have and someday . . . I want to plant a tree and I know exactly where it will go.  My tree of choice, the flowering Dogwoods.  So now you post confirms my thoughts . . . although I learned the English Dogwood is a shrub/bush, not tree.  I think Dogwoods are great, tree or bush!

Apr 27, 2013 02:54 AM #5
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Carla, thank you. I think planting a tree is a lovely idea no matter what tree it will be. The real Dogwood is a slow grower and it's beautiful as well. The English Dogwood is really a misnomer for that matter, I guess because the flowers look similar.
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Lovely photograph Silvia.  Thanks for sharing it with us today.

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Those poseys are absolutely stunning.  There is something about Dogwoods, which are so pure, and unmessed with!

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Kathy, glad you enjoyed it!

Myrl, thank you, I think you are right, part may be white color, part may be that Dogwoods have been around for ever and remind us of bygone times?

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