Jun. 15, 2018


Silky dogwood colonies can be very attractive.  The flowers are small, but the bunches catch your eye.  And there's those blue berries in the fall.  Much appreciated by songbirds.  The dried inner bark was smoked by Indians.  I suppose it had the advantage of being available at any time, and it ranges farther north than tobacco.  And there wasn't any TV on those long winter nights.  But like all those wild foods, you have to suspect there's a reason it isn't sold at the market.