Posted: December 7, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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magnolia-grandiflora-little-gem-dec-16a fading Magnolia grandiflora “Little Gem”
magnolia-little-gem-dec-16the fade deepening
magnolia-little-gem-fade-3-mo-16letting go
love how the postcard of “Rainbow Warrior” by April White reflects the blue tile of Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”
garden-dec-16Magnolia grandiflora Little Gem in flower with 2 giant Bromeliads (Alcantarea extensa) in the back garden

  1. what an incredible color in the letting go…

  2. Liz A says:

    Hmmmm … are the petals stitch-able at any point!

    • Mo Crow says:

      the petals are thick & fleshy and dry beautifully so they would stitch easily, the “Little Gem” is a cultivar of Magnolia grandiflora aka Bull Bay Magnolia or Southern Magnolia native to the moist SE of the USA

  3. What a beautiful array of colors and textures in the aging of one flower.

  4. Would’nt these make wonderful ornaments (I wonder if a dip in Borax would work – we did that with daisies one year and it worked to remove the moisture and preserve the shape.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Michelle))) the flowers are so big and loosely arranged I doubt the petals would hold together on drying + it would need a lot of borax, perhaps cutting, stretching, stitching & waxing sections of the petals could work…

  5. Ooooh – Beauty indeed – hmm, not sure if this is an idea but I stitched an extra petal onto tissue paper I dyed to add to drying tulips and put each in a jam jar – it preserved the scent too! I am not sure if that would work but I offer it as an idea with my love xx

  6. Trying to recall which Gabriel Garcia Marquez has a lover who writes poetry using a pin into magnolia petals – 100 years of solitude ?

    • Mo Crow says:

      I think it is, I love that book! especially the old jeweller making exqusite little golden fish then melting it down and to make it again, over and over for years…

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