North Georgia Dogwood Winter!

Flowering Dogwoods are in full bloom during a spring season at Lake of the Ozark State Park in Osage Beach, MO.

The Dogwoods are blooming in North Georgia! Dogwood Winter is pretty much over in the North Georgia Mountains and just to educate you a little… this is an unpredictable time of year with warm, summer-like conditions one day and snow the next. And it happens just like that!  Sometimes we are kinda lulled into a false sense of security that the weather will be sunny and bright and then a freak cold snap hits and makes you pull out your Winter sweaters and coats.  Much like Indian Summer- when a few weeks of unseasonable warmth occurs in the middle of autumn, Dogwood Winter has numerous names…Blackberry Winter, Locust Winter and a few other regional variations.

Though somewhat predictable, the climb from cold of winter to warmth of summer is not completely smooth or always at the same time. It’s called Dogwood Winter because it usually falls during late April or early May, right around the time the dogwood trees start blooming in most regions. Old time Farmers coined this name because they knew it wasn’t safe to plant their crops until after the dogwoods bloomed.

Likewise, it takes a few days of cold weather to stimulate blackberry canes to start growing, which is why Blackberry Winter is another popular term for this weather phenomenon which is very real here in North Georgia as well.

This weekend would be a great time to see the Dogwoods here in North Georgia…and while you’re at it – make plans to stay the weekend and check out all the mountain happenings in our area!  Your family will make incredible memories.

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Enjoy those beautiful dogwoods here in the mountains of North Georgia and get a taste of what our mountains have to offer.  The Mountain Life Team | KW Realty Partners | 706-633-8186 or [email protected]

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