Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Legend of the Dogwood Tree.

Legend of the Dogwood Tree. Legend has it that dogwood was once a tall tree, but that changed when it was chosen to make the cross where Jesus Christ was crucified. The legend says the tree was ashamed, and asked Christ to forgive it. Christ commanded that from that moment on, the dogwood would be slender and twisted so that it could no longer be used for a cross. The tree was designated to bear flowers that were cross-shaped, with a crown of thorns in the middle, and nail prints stained with red at the outer edge of each petal. Of course, flowering dogwood is not native to the area where Christ was crucified. I think this was interesting to publish on my blog about the Dogwood tree. Thank You for reading Gardener Den
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