Thursday, April 7, 2011

Virginia Dogwood in bloom

I've never seen a dogwood in bloom prior to moving to Virginia. However, in Richmond, VA dogwoods are everywhere. Beautiful in their simplicity dogwood flowers add color to our backyards. They come in all shades of pink, white and even greenish colors.
happy colors
April is the dogwood month as all the trees start to bloom. One can see spots of red, pink and white in the otherwise bright green palette of spring forests. In the fall dogwood's bright red berries will be an excellent source of nutrients for birds, rodents and other small animals.
flowers
Covered with many large and beautiful flowers dogwood trees look rather like brides waiting for something great to happen in their life. Plant a dogwood in your yard and you will have a fairy bride coming to your yard every spring.
bright colors

8 Comments:

Irina said...

Beautiful!!

Alessandra @ Tribal Times said...

As a fellow neighbor in northern VA, I can not wait to see our dogwoods in bloom, and peonies, and iris, and tulips...

IrinaN said...

Seems like there is no dogwood in my area.:( I don't remember I've seen such a beautiful blooms...

Natalka said...

thank you for the spring images!

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Ohhhh, these are so lovely! I can't wait until the trees start blooming in Chicago. Thanks for the spring time inspiration!

xo,
melissa

Yana said...

Such beautiful photography!

Annette said...

The dogwood is my favorite flowering tree. I'm hoping to plant one in my front yard this year!

Katrinshine said...

Very beautiful! I never saw this plant.