Thursday, November 13, 2008
Dogwood Trees and Birds
I had every intention of going outside with my camera today to sneak a shot of the cardinals eating the red berries off of my dogwood that sits outside my window, but this morning, all of the berries were gone. Yesterday, they enjoyed plucking the berries off and eating them. There were several male and female cardinals bouncing from one branch to another, enjoying the bright red berries. If you are planning on planting a tree near your home, but you are not sure what type to plant, I would suggest a dogwood tree. A dogwood gives such pleasure in the spring, with blooms as large as your palm and in the fall, they turn a gorgeous deep red, leaving red berries behind for the birds to enjoy. Because they do not get large, you can plant a dogwood near your porch, deck or just outside your window. They are beautiful planted as specimen trees as well. I have approximately 14 white, pink and red dogwoods planted all over our yard. Birds love to make nests in them and you can get a bird's eye view of the little ones from inside your home. Dogwoods are definitely a bird's best friend.