My shop/studio is situated along a very busy highway now, but years ago it was not as developed. My next door neighbor has been there for about 50 years and planted young sapling which have grown into massive trees. These pictures are from a month ago when their dogwood--a pink and white variety was in full, glorious bloom. I have to assume that this tree was once just a pink dogwood and has now resorted back to it's orginal white stock, which it must have been grafted on. Anyway, the combo is striking and lovely.
I love the idea that new ideas graft onto old techniques and in time they meld into a unique combination that wouldn't be possible otherwise.