Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida

A Flowering Dogwood in the back corner of the garden is a vision today.

A 2001 membership gift from the National Arbor Day Foundation, this tree in the past has had but a few flowers each year. This is the year when it has reached a milestone and is really covered in blooms. The extra rains in the area this spring probably encouraged the dogwood this year to look its best.

With all the rains the meditation circle is being delayed considerably away from my initial idealized time-frame of “just a few days.”

Today I planted two Wintergreen Boxwood (Buxus microphylla var. koreana ‘Wintergreen’) in pots for now.  They will provide some interest near the front entrance for a year or so and eventually can be transplanted into the garden.


Also added a handful of magenta-colored dianthus, labelled annuals, near a path in the back border, near the foxgloves. Discovered a Sweet William in the same area that had gone unnoticed before today.

The fence installers are supposed to come tomorrow and I had to dig up a gorgeous mound of Iberis sempervirens (Candytuft) that unfortunately happened to be in the way of a future gate.  I have moved around a few small pieces before but never such a large patch.  It looked very stressed in the hot afternoon sun and have been told it does not transplant well.

Transplanted Candytuft

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