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.
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!