We have a wild area on our property that we keep for birds . It’s about an acre in size and is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
This spring, for the first time, we noticed a wonderful dogwood tree hidden in a rarely visited corner tucked in on the south side of a pine tree. It is in full bloom and rivals anything you might find in a landscape nursery.
- Our wild dogwood is about 18 feet tall.
It really is a stunning sight.
- The tree is covered with large white blossoms.
We never would have had this surprise if I was sprucing-up this wild area every year with my brush cutter and weed-whacker. I probably would have cut it down long ago without even realizing what it was.
Sometimes, it pays not to organize the wilderness.