I'd been wanting to ask this, Chai's thread reminded me...
I had a dogwood in my front yard that I loved. It died. :-( My next-door neighbor says that he'd tried dogwoods in his front yard several times, they all died, and he gave up. I don't know what the problem was but I'm now wary of dogwoods.
I do want to put something similar where it was. The space just calls out for something like that.
The space is under a large elm tree, so while it gets some sidelong sun, it needs to be tolerant of shade.
We have a small redbud in our back yard that was plonked there by the electric company. Before we lived here, they marched in and cut down some trees that were threatening the electrical lines (like, not trimmed, but REMOVED entirely). Former owners got mad, and to make amends, electric company marched back in and randomly plonked in a redbud. The location doesn't make that much sense.
Here it is in winter:
(The small tree in the middle of the slope.)
It's maybe 5-6 feet tall.
Would it be OK to dig it up and transplant it to the front? Realized that would kill two birds with one stone.
If so, any recommendations as to method/ technique?