It must be Dogwood Winter in the Murphy NC mountains!

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

Dogwoods are blooming in Murphy NCIt must be Dogwood Winter here in the Murphy, NC mountains!  We had some chilly temperatures and lots of rain and wind 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.

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Lee and Carol,

What a gorgeous site dogwood creates, we have so many dogwood trees around here, they are a joy to behold.  A

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