This past weekend, I stopped by Strybing Arboretum to talk to the garden's curator, Don Mahoney. He was gracious enough to take some time out from the weekend plant sale to look at one of the Dogwoods in the garden.
Not just any Dogwood either. A species [Cornus urbiniana] native to Mexico that is rarely found in the US. It grows a bit taller than the Dogwoods native to the east coast and the bracts on the flowers curve inward with the tips touching. The flowers look like big sales in the spring.
We found fifteen seeds on the tree and snipped off some young growth to use for cuttings. Now it's up to me to get them to grow. No pressure!