Dogwood is one of our most spectacular native flowering trees. It follows soon after the unique native redbud bursts into bloom. You would have missed out on seeing the delicate new leaf if I’d removed my thumb from the photo so please check the leaf too… There is an amazing Southern story about the dogwood tree. According to legend, the cross on which Christ was crucified was made from a dogwood tree. Because of that, God cursed the tree. He made it too small to ever be used to build a cross for crucifixion again. But he also blessed it, allowing it to be covered in beautiful white blossoms to announce and celebrate Easter. Following the tradition, my dogwood is in full bloom. Best wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful Easter!