Dogwoods are in full bloom in Northeast Ohio.
They are beautiful: Whites,
and Pale Pink.
However, are you sure that is what you want to install?
Consider where dogwood grow in the wild. They are an understory plant on the edges of woods
and they like moist, well-drained soil containing organic matter with a slightly acid Ph.
So before you run out and buy that beautiful white or pink dogwood, ask yourself, is this the right plant for the right place.
Dogwoods that are under stress will deteriorate over time.
They can get borers,
sunscald and cankers.
Most of these will be a greater problem when the tree is grown in full sun and suffers drought in the summer, which can lead to leaf scorch as well. Be kind to some of our favorite dogs (Dogwood).
Just consider right plant, right place.