Spent a lovely weekend with my dad last week, reminiscing in Arundel and finally visiting Forde Abbey. I'd been wanting to visit ever since discovering it via their beautiful Instagram account, @fordeabbey, and it certainly didn't disappoint.
Every Caladium leaf that pops out is truly magical🌿✨ Mine is kept in bright indirect light with a very soft touch of morning sun. I’m so happy with this one 💚 Happy weekend everyone ✖️
Love Dogwoods? Walk in @chanticleergarden with Dan Benarcik @deebenarc .
Grab a loved one and go enjoy a garden this weekend
Cornus florida ‘Plurobracteata’
Double Flowered Dogwood
Native to the eastern and central United States
Hardy to zone 5 with selection of proper genetic material
Grows naturally as an understory tree
A small deciduous tree that will grow to about 30' tall with an equal or greater spread
Its branching approaches horizontal with branches low to the ground with a short trunk.
Bloom time is mid-May, flowering occurs before leaf out, and the bloom is effective for 2 weeks
The double flowered form in fact has twice as many bracts, not flowers, that makes it quite showy in the garden
Bright red fruits adorn the tree into winter which the will serve as a food source for birds.
Not tolerant of drought, heat or pollution such as road salt, this tree prefers to be planted at woods edge
Best transplanted and established as a small tree