Back home in North Florida you see mostly dogwoods (Cornus florida) with white bracts but here in the Cincinnati area (Zone 6) people plant a lot of pink-flowered dogwoods. One of the most popular, and the most intensely colored, is the variety 'Cherokee Chief'. Click here to download a large version (800x600).
The white dogwoods are just are pretty - here's one in in full bloom in a home landscape. Click here to download a large version (800x600).
I moved most of my lilies (Lilium hybrids) , including the 'Sorbonne' oriental lilies in this picture, to a bed closer to the house where I can better protect them from the stupid, despicable deer. Unless they were traumatized when I transplanted them, most should bloom in about a month.
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The gumi (Elaeagnus multiflora) fruits begin ripening at this time of year at my place down on the Gulf Coast. The local birds are happy they don't have to compete with me for these juicy fruits. Click to download a large of version (800x600) of the gumies.
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