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Pink Dogwood Arkansas Spring 2007

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    Default Pink Dogwood Arkansas Spring 2007

    Here is a really quick snap shot of the pink Dogwood tree in bloom in front of the theatre where I work. It looks white in the photo, but I assure you it is very pink. I hope you enjoy it.

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    Lovely!!! We have lots of white dogwoods but VERY few pinks. Thanks for the great photo!

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    Gorgeous, BD. I remember springs like that. Pink and white dogwoods were always a favorite. I seem to remember they bloom a little later than the redbuds? Right before lawn mowing begins for the year?

    Here, there is snow in the shadows and you can only tell spring has arrived by the brightness of the sun, the length of the day, and the catkins on the aspens. Oh, and I saw my first bluebird yesterday.

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    That gives the sort of show that I see over here on Magnolias and Cherry trees. My mum always used to go on about how much she loved seeing the trees in blossom, and it looks like she has indoctrinated me into it too. I will get distracted quite easily by a good looking tree!

    Very nice, and thanks for sharing.

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    It is beautiful, Thanks for sharing.
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    Man I miss seeing those every spring. We had them all over where I grew up in VA.

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    Lovely, I used to have a big pink dogwood in my yard in North Carolina. Thanks for the picture.

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    I used to have some pinks, but the cultivar is more fragile than the whites, and they all died from some sort of disease. I ended up replacing them with kousa dogwoods. They're also known as Japanese dogwoods:
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    Kousas are hardier, and bloom a little later than the native dogwoods. They're nice trees, but not nearly as graceful and beautiful as the branches of blossoms, floating in the air, that you get from the native dogwoods. Pink has always been my favorite as well. Kousas only come in white.

    Thanks for the photo, Bruce! We have no greening here yet, but the cardinals have been singing in full throat! I love listening to them over the din of the sparrow chatter as I sit at my desk. Darn sparrows are probably nesting in my gutters again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Darn sparrows are probably nesting in my gutters again!
    Let the sparrows be! We are missing them over here this spring. I've hardly seen any. We're starting to resemble a no bird zone... apart from the parakeets that is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry View Post
    Let the sparrows be! We are missing them over here this spring. I've hardly seen any. We're starting to resemble a no bird zone... apart from the parakeets that is!
    Gosh Kerry....maybe we could all pack up a few of our non-native House Sparrows and send them across the pond for you! They shove our native birds out of their natural nesting habitats (Purple Martins and Bluebirds).....and I must admit that I kind of loath them!

    Maybe that has something extra to do with the fact that there are 5 million of them outside my window that the neighbor feeds....so they CHIRP constantly and poop all over my back patio! Mind you I'm am a certified bird nut/ornithology geek/birder, etc....


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