When we moved into our house 6 years ago, it was July. The dogwood tree in the front yard was well past it's bloom time, of course, and new blossoms wouldn't be out for another 9 months. Oh how I love a surprise -- would it don white or pink blooms? I found out the following April that this tree was of the pink variety. However, I was a bit dismayed by the fact there were only *4* flowers on the whole tree! Count 'em -- 4!
I am ever so happy to report that since the first blooming, I can no longer count the flowers, as I get lost in a sea of pink.
My dogwood is gorgeous! Springtime in Virginia is fabulous. I am so lucky.