Last week we had cool weather. None of the days had temperatures over 70 and the evenings dropped into the 40s. My plants came in off the front porch, blankets were added to the beds, windows were shut against the chilly night air. For its part, the dogwood went to full-on fall foliage. Nearly all the leaves were showing red by the end of the weekend.
Naturally, warm weather returned this week. The dogwood seems over-dressed for days in the 80s, but having committed to seasonal change the dogwood is not going back.