Landscape Photo #7661: Cottage Garden on July 13

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Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
Cottage Gardener Lilies Organic Gardener
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katesflowers
Jan 12, 2018 1:28 PM CST
My favorite time of year, my favorite place to dwell.

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"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 30, 2018 6:33 PM CST
what is the name of your cornus kousa?
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Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
Cottage Gardener Lilies Organic Gardener
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katesflowers
Aug 2, 2018 4:04 AM CST
Hello Daniel
I don't know for sure, it's been in the garden for almost 30 years, so I can't be sure. Check out my landscape photo #527547 for a closeup view of the bloom.
Here in Michigan's zone 4b this dogwood only grows about 15 feet tall. It will only bloom if I fertilize it in late winter with acid fertilizer. Love the shade cave area it gives me in the heat of summer. We spend a lot of time together on hot summer days.

Thank you for asking, and nice to meet you!
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"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Fruit Growers Permaculture Hybridizer Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener Daylilies
Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Photography Herbs Region: United States of America Seller of Garden Stuff
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 2, 2018 10:02 AM CST
It's nice to meet you also Kathy. It sure is a healthy looking tree you have. This is my first year growing cornus kousa. I plan on grafting some named cultivars next year. Have you seen any of the variegated kousa cultivars Lovey dubby

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Some also have some very beautiful fruit that hang on the tree for a long time.

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There are also some cultivars from Ukraine that are breed to have tasty fruits. Most of the ones in the US produce fruit that are too bitter to eat. I'm a huge fan of unusual edibles so the Ukraine cultivars have been on my radar for a while now.

Thanks for sharing your photos with us. I look forward to seeing many more landscape photos from you. Thumbs up
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Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
Cottage Gardener Lilies Organic Gardener
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katesflowers
Aug 2, 2018 12:51 PM CST
I also have Cherokee Chief. Love the color in fall. I'll have to check out the others you mentioned.
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare

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