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Spring Magnolias

Posted by jkom51 Z9 CA/Sunset 17 (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 25, 12 at 16:51

We've had so little rain, and so much sunshine, that my garden is probably 4-6 weeks ahead of its usual pace. I'm already seeing CA poppies bloom and my freesias are putting up flower stalks earlier than ever.

I posted two threads of photos in the Cottage Garden's Gallery, where I usually hang out. There's a link below to Pt 1, if you want to take a look.

I don't usually post pictures of other people's gardens, but this deciduous magnolia was so magnificent, I just had to grab my camera and take some photos of it. I love these trees, but don't have room for one in my garden. OTOH, I don't have to clean up all the dead petal litter, LOL!

This magnolia is located in Northern CA/Oakland, close to the Kaiser hospital:
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These two closeups are what I was really after - those stunning flowers:
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Here is a link that might be useful: Gallery Photos: Pt 1 of February flowers


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RE: Spring Magnolias

Jkom, I was just thinking that we should start a thread like the one you started on the cottage forum, with photos of
What's Blooming Now. I got home too late to take photos today, but I'll go out tomorrow and get some shots.

Beautiful magnolia.

Renee


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RE: Spring Magnolias

I was surprised a few days ago to find blooming Magnolias the same as pictured, in five gallon pots for $39.95. I was tempted, but resisted. Al


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RE: Spring Magnolias

You have an iron will, Al.
Renee


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