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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