We have several winters in the south. They always help us gauge when it's safe to plant. If you plant before the biggest winter cold snap passes, you will probably have wasted your seeds--and your back.
So, why is it called DOGWOOD WINTER? That's fairly easy to figure out. After the cold snap, the dogwood begins to bloom. We have a week or so of warmer weather before the next winter arrives. So, if the dogwoods are blooming, you have completed DOGWOOD WINTER.
|The Dogwood flower|
You could drive through the streets and "ooh" and "aah" as your family enjoyed the gorgeous display of white and pink dogwoods in full bloom. The communities celebrated by having arts and crafts, food, and all types of entertainment. After a long winter, DOGWOOD WINTER gave everyone hope for the coming summer.
|Dogwood blooms represent the crucifixion|
I hope you have DOGWOOD WINTER soon wherever you live. It certainly puts a smile on my face. Do you have a story about DOGWOOD WINTER?
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