Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dogwood and Redbud Blossoms: Phenology for 3/27/12

Yesterday the dogwood blossoms opened in downtown Gate City. (At the Cat Sanctuary, a little further up the mountain, redbuds had opened but dogwoods are yet to come.) And this morning, mutual e-friend Elizabeth Barrette shared this link to Neverspent's dogwood blossom photo:


Note that, despite the folklore about these trees blooming at Easter, they respond to weather and are well ahead of Easter this year...