Behold the last flowering tree in my DC neighborhood (actually my yard) to bloom!
This dogwood tree outside my building on the east side of the driveway has taken forever this year to
a) bloom, and
b) bloom long enough for the flowers to develop into their present creamy yellow.
While the same kind of dogwood on the WEST side of the drive blossomed and then lost all its petals--this tree's blossoms stayed the same color as the leaves. (Find the first blossom in the top photo to the left--taken at least 2-3 weeks ago.)
Last week after a good rain, it sped up its transformation. (In the bottom photo to the left, some of the blossoms are not quite fully yellow.)
Finally NOW you can SEE all the blossoms (or you could if you were standing on the roof), and they are beautiful!
Next step will be the fruit!! Goddess only knows how long it will take for that to appear! Each fruit will be cherry-colored but composite, like a raspberry, with a long stem.