The Dogwood are Having a Blooming Year

We have a lot of dogwood trees on our property.

Blooming Dogwood at The Glade
Blooming Dogwood at The Glade

This year, for some reason which I do not know, they are covered with blossoms.

The conservatory windows are filled with a dogwood blossom view.
The conservatory windows are filled with a dogwood blossom view.

They mostly grow at the end of our woods under the taller tree.

A view of the east woods from the porch.
A view of the north woods from the porch.

Not only can we see them clearly from the conservatory but they are serenely beautiful viewed from our second floor porch.

Our porch gets the morning sun and afternoon shade.
Our porch gets the morning sun and afternoon shade.

The sunrise was beautifully orange and warm.

The shed and compost bins are pleasantly far away.
The shed and compost bins are pleasantly far away.

In a short time all the blossoms will be gone and the trees will begin to leaf out.

Thousands of blossoms this year.
Thousands of blossoms this year.

Spring in Maryland is just so breathtaking.

What’s your favorite blossoming tree?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “The Dogwood are Having a Blooming Year”

  1. I was blessed with old, mature dogwoods on my property when I moved in. They are so lovely but don’t last nearly long enough. I also have a large fringe tree, aka Grancy Graybeard, in bloom right now. And redbuds have moved in. How could I choose just one? Love your views.

  2. I love dogwoods, and around here anyway they also bloom at the same time as the redbuds, my other favorite – the white/pink contrast between the two just says SPRING to me!

  3. So beautiful! I hope you don’t put any curtains on your conservatory windows. We have lots of dogwoods in the Pacific Northwest, too. I love them! Your upstairs deck is such a lovely spot.

    1. Like your grandfather’s mine are wild and, while not perfectly shaped, they are in just the right places and abundant. Sometimes we too transplant seedlings in different spots. Jo

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