Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Creamy White


The Pacific Dogwood is British Columbia's provincial flower. It blooms in April and May and is at its peak just now here. I love the creamy blossoms against the green cedars and firs.

When I was growing up much farther north, I knew that the Dogwood was our floral emblem, but there were none in our area and I don't recall ever seeing one until I was at least a teenager. So now, I revel in the beauty of dogwoods that bloom for just a short time.

13 comments:

Brenda Leyland said...

What a pretty combination.

Carole said...

Oh I love these too. But they're not so common in our area, and they wouldn't be happy in the soil we have here... I tried the groundcover version from the same family, with similar miniature flowers but they didn't make it. Such a pity !

Floss said...

They are lovely. I remember walking in woods in Maryland (where we lived at the time) and seeing dogwoods for the first time. In my childhood memory, they weren't quite the same as your Pacific ones. Am I right?

Elizabethd said...

Beautiful! We have the small relation, the Cornus, in our garden, with smaller but equally pretty flowers.

cieldequimper said...

So pretty but such an 'unpretty' name!

Jacque said...

Good Morning Lorrie,

I love dogwoods too--especially the religious symbol surrounding the tree. I think mine isn't going to make it much longer. The woodpeckers have literally destroyed it! We tried pruning it last year and only a portion of the tree sprouted back leaves and bloomed this year. I am going to cry if we have to cut it down!!


Thanks for sharing with us today!

Pondside said...

I love the Dogwood - there are two here, but I long for a pink one. Just have to find a place to plant it!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I'm with you...a beautiful, graceful bloom! We have a pink dogood...about to bloom.

Pamela said...

Beautiful flower...now that I call Vancouver Island home I'm going to have to start educating myself on all these things. Thanks for the info Lorrie!!

Vee said...

Beautifully compatible! Cream and that color green that is...

Linda said...

I LOVE Dogwoods!!!!

Karen said...

So very pretty--white on green. Don't we live in a wonderful world?

Barbara said...

Interesting. That Dogwood is very different to ours.