This weekend marks the 49th anniversary of Dothan’s annual Azalea Dogwood Trail, our city’s yearly inauguration of spring. Dothan’s historic district, heavily laden with dogwood, azaleas, camellias, Bradford Pear, spirea, cascading wisteria, and other early spring flowers is quite picturesque this time of year. Visitors to the area are welcomed by lovely young girls in antebellum dresses sitting on immaculately manicured lawns with majestic backdrops of blooming azaleas and dogwoods. If you are fortunate enough to live in the area, the trail is this Sunday from 2:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
The trail traditionally starts at the home of Elizabeth and Brent Cook. Pictured below are pictures of their home and garden..
Enjoy more gorgeous homes and landscapes on the tour:
The Dogwood blooms are especially prolific this year. The tree has sometimes been noted as a symbol of Christ’s crucifixion. The cross is represented by the four “petals” which form a cross while the nail marks are represented by marks on their edges. The crown of thorns can be visualized in the center of the dogwood flower. Christ’s blood is portrayed by the red berries of the tree.
SPRING ALWAYS COMES
Expect to have hope rekindled
Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways.
The dry seasons in life do not last.
The spring rains will come again.
Sarah Ban Breathnach