Dogwood shrubs do well in moist soil, so look for a place in your garden that has drainage problems. Or, plan to give it a lot of water once you get your plant in the ground. Dogwoods also love the sunshine – so try to pick a place in your yard that gets full sun. When the ground isn’t frozen and you can easily dig up your soil, that would be the best time to transplant it. Then, sit back and enjoy it year-round. Be sure to cut some branches for winter arrangements!