Thursday, 12 April 2012

From release to ruin

When a child, my mother liked to paint walls and ceilings magnolia.  In fact most of the house appeared to be magnolia.  Yet I have never really seen the connection between the colour magnolia and the beauty of the actual tree.

This time of year they are the rulers of the front garden, they are at the their full display and look glorious.  (I know they are not just in front gardens, but in towns they often are).

I have said before that one of the deciding factors for buying this house was the magnolia tree.  It is a real beauty.  The previous owner thought it was dull as its flower season is so short, but to me it is a wondrous thing.

This is the tale of one bud: from release through to the ruin of frost and beyond.












6 comments :

  1. Lovely photos, Alison. The ruin of frost? I'm hoping against hope that I might be spared that this year. Ha! Fat chance.

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  2. I think this year is the worst I have seen it damaged - it looks quite a mess sadly.

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  3. Wonderful photos: it's such a shame that this year the magnolia display was so short because of the heat wave and then the cold snap.

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    1. Thanks - yes the tree has suffered this year, such a shame

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  4. Lovely pictures. Its a same the frost got to the blooms, I saw a wonderful display of magnolias at the Garden House just before Easter, quite stunning.

    My parents painted everything magnolia, then they moved onto peach now it seems to be yellow!

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    1. I think magnolia was the colour of choice of the 1960s :-)

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