Plant Talk

Take a Spring Walk Through the Dogwoods

Posted in Videos , What's Beautiful Now on May 8, 2020, by Matt Newman

Take a comforting walk through the blooming of the dogwoods.

Continuing the run of spring-flowering trees, the dogwoods pop in white and pink, showing off blooms you’ll often find facing skyward. What you might not know is that the colorful parts of these flowers aren’t actually flower petals, but bracts—modified leaves that surround the tiny flowers at their center. Relax to the scenery they provide, which you might see blooming in your own neighborhood right now.

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