Monday, March 15, 2010

Magnolia!

Magnolias are starting to bloom all around town. It was a bit breezy today so the petals were really dancing. It made for tough picture taking but a managed a few good ones.





I just love the blooms of the maple. So cute!



This is a young Edgeworthia or Oriental Paper Bush. I don't think they grow in colder climates than zone 7. They get to be a large shrub and are covered with these blooms. You should be able to find some good shots on google of mature specimens.



This Daphne's fragrance is unbelievable!

15 comments:

Southern Lady said...

I agree with you on the fragrance of a Daphne. Mine is blooming now and smells wonderful. The only problem is that some of the leaves are yellowing-maybe from too much rain. I just hope that I don't loose it. Thanks for sharing such great pictures. Carla

Kiki said...

Hi Michelle...your photos are always so beautiful! Always a treat visiting here..such inspiring gems of nature!
Kiki

Randy Emmitt said...

Michelle,

Great photos and I know what you mean about daphne it is blooming nearby where I'm working and flows in and out of the work area lovely. Also taking a edgeworhia cutting there too.

JP said...

your photos turned out great, breeze and all. I envy the blooms you get to inhale - we're not quite there yet...

shirl said...

Happy Bloom Day, Michelle! Oh.. I wish I could smell the scent of your daphne. This is the second one I’ve discovered blog browsing tonight!

As for the magnolia photos… they are quite breathtaking!! Your other plants aren’t familiar to me but l do like the look of them too. Thanks for sharing :-D

Dave said...

Awesome! Love those magnolia blooms. You all are way ahead of us here in TN.

donna said...

The sky behind the magnolia blooms is amazing. Nice early springs in North Carolina. Enjoy.

donna

Roses and Lilacs said...

Your magnolia is beautiful. That is my Dad's favorite tree. Ours had lovely blooms and then the ground underneath would be white when the petals fell.
Marnie

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

You've got some really beautiful blooms! I love seeing the magnolias blooming now. We have a tiny tree and I'm hoping to see a bloom or two on it soon.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I'm so excited to find somseone else who thinks maple blooms are cute! Most people don't even realize non-showy flowering trees flower at all, LOL. Silver maples are starting to bloom here. And those magnolias are wonderful. Ours bloom around Mother's Day!

joey said...

Love magnolia time and your photos are lovely, Michelle. It was 62º here today and tomorrow promises to be even lovelier. You can imagine raging spring fever here Michigan! I see I'm following friend, Monica, who I'm sure can attest to that!

Skeeter said...

I was eyeing a Daphne at the Garden Center yesterday. Came home without her though. I have to refrain from spending too much in the Garden this year and those ladies are a bit pricey. Magnolia, Pear, Plum and Tulip trees are blooming here now…

Thomas said...

Beautiful! Magnolias have to be one of my favorite trees. Hopefully they will start to bloom in our part of the world soon.

Gail said...

Michelle, The edgeworthias are little sticks with great flowers! There is nothing like a zone 7 garden for early bloom! I just today caught a whiff of the daphne I added to the garden last year...No one is ore surprised then me, that it's blooming or survived our wet winter. gail

Kimberly said...

All of your photos are wonderful but the magnolia stopped me in my tracks!!