My husband, Dustin, and I are growing Dogwood trees from seed. Quite honestly, I am surprised that any even sprouted. From a few simple internet searches, most said that they were horribly difficult to grow. Such is not the case.

I soaked 10 total seeds (5 pink dogwood seed and 5 white) for 5 days in a bottle of water. I did not remove the outer layer of skin and just planted the soaked seeds. Of the 10 seeds planted, 7 have sprouted.

Our intentions were to grow two trees, one for each of our babies. It looks like we will have many more trees than originally planned. A very pleasant surprise!

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”Chinese Proverb