A Dogwood tree will never grow on your lot I was told when we built our new home a couple of years ago. So, being a little bit contrarian, I rescued a Cherokee Red Dogwood from Lowes Garden Center for $7 after gardening season. You do not plant Dogwoods in the fall and expect them to survive the winter, especially in a high wind zone. But I did. It was pretty scruffy looking last year but this year the nurturing is blooming dividends.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Also called the Fawn Lilly or Dog Toothed Violet, these flowers come from plants rooted and growing for six or more years. Each bulb can be found about a foot or so deep with plenty of company. When you find one, you’ve most stumbled into a whole colony. Its perseverance is our visual treat.
The forest carpet in Northeast Ohio awakens with the arrival of the spring beauties. A personal favorite, they rise above the leaf bed to spread a delicate white pink mantle on the forest floor. A welcome sight indeed.