Treasured Magnolia Blooms

The magnolia tree in my front landscape was established when I moved in 12 years ago.  A few years ago I had the privilege of speaking with the wife of the gardener who first lived on this property back in the late 70’s.  It was a wonderful experience to learn about her late husband who planted the majority of the large trees I feature on my blog and watching her excitement to see how the trees had grown during her visit to our gardens.  This magnolia was one of the trees they had planted years ago. I enjoy this tree every year and it has been a wonderful part of my life in the Ohio garden.  The magnolia tree is treasured every spring when the blooms arrive.  I watch the forecast close paying attention to the frost dates.  This year I had 2 days that photos of the fresh pink blooms could be taken before the cold frosty ‘kissed’ the blooms with a touch of burnt orange.

I hope you enjoyed my photos from this years Magnolia first blooms.  I’d love to hear from you so please leave a comment below.  – Bren

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Crocus Lining The Walkway in Spring

April 1st the crocus began to open along the walkway to the sunroom. I had planted these back in the Autumn of 2013. It was super easy to plant these small little bulbs. I just got down on my hands and knees and took my weeding tool and made a hole just big enough for the bulbs ( which is about 1/2″ big). After putting the bulb about 1″ deep I covered it with the grass that had been poked out with the weeder. SUPER EASY .. and very relazing to sit in the Autumn sun and poke holes in the lawn for bulbs.

Now it is time for the bloom show. I hope you enjoy my photos I took of the crucus as they open. I have about 50 bulbs along this walkway and would love to maybe one day add more.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015  When the bulbs first began to bloom I shared how my Oppie Kitty was so careful not to step on the bulbs on Facebook.  Click the link to view the cute photos of that awesome cat! 

Happy Spring!