A lovely botanical by Donald W. Haytt, dogwood is indigenous to the South.
Mostly you see it in white but sometimes a few pink blossoms show up.
Right now it is flowering in abundance all over my neighborhood.
Love this vintage postcard, dogwood is the state flower for Virginia.
I have mentioned this vintage bedspread I scored at an antique store is an all time favorite find.
Here I used it as a backdrop for a shoot I did for Sandpiper a few summers back.
Groovy set of vintage Dixie Dogwood dishes I found on etsy.
Of course I love to have some in my house, stealing a branch or two before they disappear.
I fell madly for this Whitney Smith sugar bowl topped with two dogwood blossoms.
The blooms are only around 2 or 3 weeks, if you blink you might miss them.
I found two interesting books by searching dogwood, the first; Dogwoods an actual study of the flower with a beautiful cover and reviews that suggest it would be worthwhile for serious gardeners or just to sit out on your coffee table. The other; Dogwood is an award winning novel. Though I had not heard of the author, I love southern based fiction and based on the many good reviews I downloaded the kindle sample.
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