365 Days of Photos – Day 51

I love flowers, trees and most plants….as long as they don’t smell bad or poke me! But, I am not schooled in plants. I know more about plants than a few people and a lot less that a whole bunch of people. But I love to watch them go through their yearly life cycle. I enjoy putting my hands into dirt and participating in the life of a little guy with leaves and blooms.

But again…I am not educated in plants. So, today when I saw this beautiful blooming tree a few blocks away i hurried to it and started taking photos. The problem is…I’m not totally sure what it is. I immediately thought it was a Bradford Pear….they bloom early and have white flowers. But then I realized this tree is not shaped like a Bradford Pear. I finally settled on The Dogwood. 

I did a little Googling and feel pretty confident in my choice. However, if there is someone out there that would like to challenge my decision I am always willing to concede to one with more knowledge.

Dogwood 2


17 thoughts on “365 Days of Photos – Day 51

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    I may not know other things, but I know plants! That is a crabapple or Malus in Latin. There are 100’s, so I don’t know the specific species. Ours will bloom in about 3 months. .. sigh! Thanks for the preview!
    If you ever want to know what something is, send me a pix (2, one close, one far) and I’ll tell you what it is. 😀

      1. Midwestern Plant Girl

        No worries. I’m so glad you tried! You had good logic. You knew shape of pear and dogwood does bloom white.

  2. joannesisco

    If Midwestern Plant Girl falls in the category of the knowledgeable, I represent the extreme opposite … the hopelessly clueless.

    Seeing posts of plants and trees starting to flower again give me hope that winter for us will end … eventually.

    1. Helen C

      I am with Joanne on this one 😉 I can tell flowers from trees (I think), and that’s about it. Lovely flowers. I love crabapple flowers. They come early in spring and cheer us up. 😉 Thanks for sharing. We need it.


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