At this time of the year the Dogwood leaves change rapidly from their Summertime fresh greens and pale yellows to Autumnal orange, gold, red, purple and pink.
Most of the deciduous trees and shrubs have a brief moment of flamboyance in the Autumn, followed by a long period of unexciting dormancy until the following Spring. Not so the Dogwoods. Once their leaves have fallen the stems continue the show, in turn many of them becoming bright red and yellow too, and this colour lasts all through the Winter. Can you see now why I love this plant?