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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.


Sara~Graphic Pretties said...

Howdy! I have a dogwood right outside my door. It is the only tree with leaves left on and the berries are so pretty. I love the flowers in spring too. The blog is lookin good! :)

Country*Road*Primitives said...

Thank you Sara :) We have a few oak leaves hanging and the bradford pears are still full of leaves... Aren't her blogs cute... and they are a great price... FREE! :) xox

Theresa said...

I love that tree, it is breathtaking! Your yard is just beautiful!

Country*Road*Primitives said...

Thank you Theresa :) After the rain and wind today, oak leaves are scattered throughout every spot of the yard now. Too wet to get out and clean them up, so it looks like it will be a chore for the next sunny day... xox