|Necklace of blue topaz. green amethyst and citrine|
Our new selection of Rebecca Hook's jewelry features the beautiful dogwood flower. If you are not familiar with this small fast growing tree here are some interesting tidbits.
There are three species of native dogwood trees found in the United States and southern Canada, all of which have outstanding value for landscaping, as well as for birds and wildlife. Dogwood berries ripen from summer to fall, depending on the species, and are a magnet for birds. The dogwood trees are also useful as shelter and nesting sites for birds throughout the growing season.
The flowering dogwood is outstanding in its beauty, "the tree that elevates the clan to horticultural aristocracy," as author William Cullina writes. According to flower lore, the dogwood means love undiminshed by adversity.
The name dogwood comes from "dagwood" because of its use for making "dags" or daggers. Native Americans used the inner bark to treat malaria, and its young shoots for basket making.
(Info from Wild Ones)
|Silver dogwood necklace 17"|
|Vermeil dogwood necklace with pearls|
|Blue topaz earrings|