Magnolia grandiflora

Posted: November 15, 2014 by Mo Crow in gardening, It's Crow Time

Magnolia-grandiflora Mo14Magnolia grandiflora just opening
Magnolia-grandiflora-2 Mo14the scent is magic
Magnolia-grandiflora-3 Mo14have a look at Lou Saxton’s magnificent Magnolia
Magnolia-grandiflora4Magnolia grandiflora 5-Mo14Magnolia grandiflora6-Mo14Magnolia-grandiflora7-Mo14magnolia-grandiflora8-Mo14(Photos of Magnolia grandiflora “Little Gem” by Mo November 14th-17th, 2014)

  1. Liz says:

    Amazing pictures … and the link to Lou Saxton was a treat. I especially enjoyed the O’Keeffe references, as you might expect.

  2. beth says:

    Oh Mo how beautiful. Like satin. I can smell them if I look hard enough. It is 18 degrees F here this morning. I may need flowers for a few months. Thanks.

  3. Anita says:

    Stunning photos. It looks like sculpture.

  4. Carol says:

    One of my favourites, Mo, such a stunning flower and tree!

    • Mo Crow says:

      ours is a “Little Gem”” so the flowers are a bit smaller than the original Bull Bay Magnolia, we planted it just after we moved in nearly 6 years ago, it’s covered in flowers at the moment and getting quite tall!

  5. Rachel says:

    Love the synchronicity Mo. Have you seen Louise Saxton’s post on her nearly complete work “Magnolia Georgiana”

  6. Rachel says:

    Oops – sorry Mo I should have read the other posts before I leapt in with mine!! How lovely that the connection is already there.

  7. Patricia says:

    love this…love magnolias…in fact the first house i bought as a single parent had a magnolia tree right outside son’s room and that was the reason i got the house. and i’m noticing how much i love this progression from pure white to sepia…and finding the older blossoms absolutely my favorite. thanks for this reminder

  8. julie banks says:

    Exquisite and pure- I love these flowers!

    • Mo Crow says:

      We planted this one, a Banksia integrifloia and two Brugmansias (the apricot and pink) when we moved in almost 6 years ago in the tiny back garden they almost give us privacy!

  9. Dana says:

    The magnolia reminds me of Grace’s sunflower…two plants with incredible substance….literally. The decline is as lovely as the burgeoning, but more wistful.

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