.. the flowering dogwood ..

After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual,
selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

041518 blog Little Branch Dogwood sized

 

Growing up in the southern US, we always knew that Spring had really arrived when the blossoms on our dogwood trees appeared. The beautiful white blossoms cover the trees only for about 3 weeks in Spring.  When I moved to the east coast, I was so happy to find the beautiful trees growing naturally there too. I would savor the sight of the white and pink versions each year always bringing a smile.

The Little Branch has recreated this beautiful Flowering Dogwood tree in Second Life and the tree is currently available at the April round of the Chapter Four event. This Flowering Dogwood is a 2-season tree with animation. The tree has a rounded shape with the flowers covering the entire tree. It is perfect for a spring landscape!

 

041518 blog Little Branch Dogwood b

Just a little general information about the Flowering Dogwood tree (printed from Univerity of Kentucky Department of Horticulture)

  • the scientific name is Cornus florida
  • the family for the Dogwood is Cornaceae
  • it is native to Massachusetts to Florida, west to Texas, Mexico, and Ontario
  • the size is generally 30 to 40 feet with a greater spread.
  • the true flowers are greenish yellow and are not very visible. It is the four bracts surrounding the flower that really show off.
  • in the fall, there are glossy red ‘berries’ and the leaves turn a glorious reddish-purple color
  • birds love it

 

Credits:

LB_FloweringDogwood{Animated}Seasons @ (currently at Chapter Four)
LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh @
LB_Buffalograss.v2{Mesh}Animated @
LB_ PinkPoppies{Rounded}
LB_PoplarTree.v1{Animated}*4Seasons @
LB_BloomingTree{Pink}
LB_ WhiteOrchidTree.v2{Animated} @

Trompe Loeil – Dorina Cottage Blush
{vespertine – tile skipping path/rainbow}
{vespertine – tile skipping path/orient}
JIAN ‘dorable Danes Posable Adult Harlequin (sit) (previous Arcade round) @
JIAN ‘dorable Danes Posable Adult Mantle (shake) (previous Arcade round) @
+Half-Deer+ Heart Fairylight Balloons – Light – Group
{what next} Spring Garden Bird Bath (previous Arcade round) @
Watercolor Porch Bench CHEZ MOI (previous Home and Garden Expo) @
Potted Plant CHEZ MOI
13.DRD LN porch chair  (previous Arcade round) @
12.DRD LN Porch planter (previous Arcade round) @

 

 

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