Monday, September 12, 2011

The local magnolia

I suppose I have posted a photo of this Magnolia before. It is close by to us. It is shadowed by the synagogue next door and I guess the reflected cold from the tall wall holds its flowering back by more than a week in comparison to others of the same species. It is a beautifully shaped example in front of a fine old house.

9 comments:

  1. amazing it has survived The Big Dry, and what a lovely sight (and scent).

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  2. So you can enjoy it a week longer than the other trees, before all the flowers drop!

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  3. aah the magnolias have looked marvellous this spring

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  4. Magnificent Magnolia! I love magnolias and once planted one in the front yard of the house I was living in at the time. The landlord admired it very much, but when he found out how big it might get he asked me to remove it. I put it in a pot, but it wasn't at all happy there. By the colour of the one pictured here I'd say it's a Port Wine magnolia.

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  5. That's so beautiful - we spent nearly ten years trying to grow one and it was pretty well dwarfed by everything around it.

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  6. Ann, I don't think they watered either. It is a strong tree as it has never been coddled with water.

    Correct Peter. I realise I am too late to take magnolia photos, and then I remember this late flowering one.

    Yep Fen, been pretty good.

    River, back to viewing Burke's Backyard 1995 for you. It is not a port wine, but a soulangeana? Speelling? Your landlord was mean. It does eventually get big, but it is not intrusive.

    Kath, I have a friend who has struggled to grow one. I have planted three and they just grew. The last one was a horrible shape, but I was determined to have one and bought it. Do they have them in your neck of the woods?

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  7. Fantastic! I forget that it is spring in OZ...

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  8. We've a few Magnolia Trees around my area they are a pleasant sight to behold when in full bloom :-).

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  9. Stephen, I suddenly have a desire for a mint julep.

    Windsmoke, we get a wonderful week or so of pleasure from them and then for the other 51 weeks, they are pretty boring.

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