Sunday, April 12, 2015
DOGWOOD DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN WITH HOUNDBERRIES FOR THE BIRDS!
Today's Post is of the bloom of my Dogwood Trees. These trees offer a showy display of white blowing in a sea of blue sky! The surprise here is the white looking petals are not the flower. The tiny flowers open on top of the little green mounds in the center of the white bracts, which are actually specialized leaves with drops of red color at the tips. When the flowers are pollinated, tiny fruits (drupes) develop to red berries called houndberries. Some human cultures eat these or make jelly. At KatesPlace, they are for the birds. The more trees you plant that feed birds, the more birds will come. Dogwoods are an excellent small tree and I am sure you can find one on Google Search. Enjoy!
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...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See you next time!