While on our BYGL conference call, I shared the glorious status of Kousa dogwoods (Cornus kousa var. chinensis) right now in NE Ohio. Only one word can describe them, “OUTSTANDING”!! Then Joe Boggs from the southern reaches of the state, asked me to repeat what I said about the Kousa’s here. I told him that they were just reaching their full glory and were unbelievable due to the cooler weather and moisture.
Joe then laughed and that he just wanted to make sure about what I had said, because their Kousa dogwood blooms were long gone! It is always a good reminder that from one end of the state to the other, the difference in weather conditions and plant material in bloom is often astounding!
So for Joey and all others who blew through the Kousa bloom this year, you can just enjoy them again in pictures, while I enjoy them in person!