re: Cornus nuttallii (Pacific dogwood - BC province flower) Cornus nuttallii - Wikipedia I notice in some of the gardens near the beach near Vancouver BC that the native dogwoods (the BC flower symbol) are blooming again - in August! and more than just a few "blooms" (I know the white petals are not technically petals, correct?) is this normal or is it due to drought (many of these have irrigated lawns around them, and definitely shaded roots (other shrubs around the bases of the trees) ... and the trees otherwise look healthy. I am sure they bloomed prolifically at the "correct time" this past spring. just curious thank you.