Thursday, November 27, 2008

Pink Enchanted Forest - Skywatch Friday

Pink Enchanted Forest
Skywatch Friday
Cornus florida var. rubra
(KOR-nus) (FLOR-ih-duh)

Today’s Skywatch post is from Greenwich, Connecticut. We were laughingly referring to this garden as the Pink Enchanted Forest. The whole backyard is ringed by Pink Dogwood and at the peak of the bloom there was kind of a pink tinge to the garden, more like a glow. It was my first year taking care of the garden and I must admit these trees floored me with their beauty. One thing was the Dogwoods, and many other flowering trees, had an extended bloom period this year. These dogwood flowers went to pink and almost white before falling off. The pictures were taken on May 1st.

In the sunny areas it was just a wall of color. The trees are about 12 by 8 feet and have been pruned well. They are relativity new having been planted about 5 years ago. Normally I wouldn’t post this picture since it is a litle over saturated and underexposed but I wanted to try and show the color. There are about 30 more Pink Dogwood trees in the yard.


Pink Dogwood is one of my favorite flowering trees. It is probably its ability to look really beautiful without being overwhelming. The stature seems to fit it perfectly and the fall color and winter outline are a couple more reasons to have it in the garden. Overall I think it as a classy tree.

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15 comments:

Becky and Gary said...

I love pink Dogwood. I do wish spring were here, and more of these were in bloom.
Happy SWF. Thanks for stopping by.

Sue said...

I love your SkyWatch photo! I almost put one up that showed some squirrel nests in bare branches, but my husband thought too much tree showed. I just may use it yet!

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I don't know if you saw my first one, but it was a commercial poker site, and had no sky or any other photos. I copied the URL to see about reporting it.

luna miranda said...

what a beauty! the top photo is stunning.

Louise said...

That's a lot of dogwood. We don't have them here, and I miss them because they were all over where I grew up. Beautiful photos.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

The top photo is beautiful with the lovely blue of the sky behind the pink.

Thanks for visiting me.

A

dowhatyoulove said...

Wow, look at that beautiful color, makes me wish it was spring!

Titania said...

When I see these pretty pink dogwood I understand that you are enchanted with this plant.
Also love your other entries to the different memes. Beautiful the bronze chrysanthemums and how the acer leaf settled on the flowers.
Thank you for your comment.

babooshka said...

Love the colours againat the sky, so rich and vibrant.

Dianne said...

I adore dogwood trees, our beloved tree died last year. we have to replant!!!

the pink enchanted forest is stunning :)

Naturegirl said...

A nice change for me as my skies have NO color these days! Lovely SWF images!

ChrissyM said...

Gorgeous photo! So pretty. Thank you for your blog comment. Our family lives in Waterbury Ct.

Mike said...

Lovely translucent colours.

Bernie Krausse said...

The dogwood against the blue sky is gorgous. You post very beautiful flower photographs. Thankyou for sharing your World.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Dogwood is so pretty but there are not too many here ... I think we are in the wrong zone for them. Those pink blooms must be amazing to see in person with that blue, blue sky behind them! Thanks for visiting my SkyWatch!

Gardenia said...

'Pink Enchanted Forest' it is. I never knew about dogwod trees. Thanks for sharing!