Monday, May 7, 2018

Spring = magnolia

I was barely home in time to see my magnolia tree in bloom this year.  The wind had taken most of the flowers, but a few were spared...  I missed it last year too.  My son questioned why I would grow something that I never get to see bloom.  For me it goes way back - my great grandmother had 2 magnolias in her front yard.  They were beautiful old trees with twisted branches, framing her front door.  We talk of comfort food, maybe magnolias are comfort trees to me!


  1. Cheryl, I know what you mean about magnolia's being a sentimental flower. My grandparents had a trees flowing over their front steps. I love how the flowers seem to dance, or move around like butterflies, especially when the wind blows through the tree. I planted a Little Gem magnolia out the front of our place, which has large white floppy flowers. It's quite beautiful but I think I still prefer the port wine variety.
    Best wishes,

  2. A few years ago I drove by my ggrandma's house to find that the trees had been cut down. I was horrified! When I told my sister about the trees she said, "thank goodness - I always hated those trees." Then she went on to tell me that she always hit her head when mowing under them. I guess I understand her point of view. She is the practical science teacher and I am the dreamer artist...

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