Thursday, April 12, 2012

White Dogwood

White Dogwood
Cornus florida
(KOR-nus) (FLOR-ih-duh)

Here are a couple of abstract shots. The Dogwoods are just starting to come out here and this picture was snapped of a half open flower. There is a little greenness to the flowers when they emerge and also when the flower is fully out they keep a slight green tint never really becoming pure white. It is one of my favorite flowering trees and Dogwood season is always special here. One reason I love them is they are a slightly smaller tree than most growing to the perfect manageable size of about 20 feet (sometimes taller). The mixtures of colors on the native trees are usually amazing to me also. Some have more green; others have a little pink and or cream color.

I hope the flowers make it through tonight’s forecasted scattered frost. We can’t seem to win with this weather. It is so dry right now that it is causing distractions like holding up our installation and transplanting schedule. It is not often you find me praying for rain but this is one of those times.

Here is another abstract of a flower making its debut on Digital Flower We used to grow them as annuals but gave up after several years of mixed results. I love the flowers and boldly shaped and spotted foliage. Not sure what flower petals are stuck inside the flower but thought the pink added a little pizzazz to the photo.

Golden Calla Lily
Zantedeschia elliottiana
(zan-te-DES-kee-uh) (el-ee-ot-ee-AH-na)


Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

First time I have Callas in ground coming up!! Hot dog.
I have a couple smaller versions of Cornus florida-- 'White Cloud', mature size 6 feet.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Oops, it is 'Cloud 9'. The tag says 6 ft. but have just read it gets larger...15 feet.

Blombud said...

Thats a really amazing picture, so crisp. Looks like something from another world.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

We planted a little 'Cloud Nine" last year. It had so many flowers it almost fell over. The flowers are larger than the species. It was a big hit :)