Dogwoods are one native flowering tree that has really made it as an ornamental landscape tree. Trees in sunny spots and the warmer parts of our urban heat island should start blooming soon.
But how closely have you looked at a dogwood lately? There was something very basic about the structure of dogwood flowers that I never realized until I really started studying plants. See if you can guess what it was from this picture:
Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time.
May we all remember to take the time to look closely this spring!