Mostly Magnolia

Weed, weed, weed! It’s what I do! There’s so much to pull, but here’s photos of our backyard in bloom, and mostly magnolia photos!

Spring 2013 backyard 7 Mostly Magnolia

Star magnolia in all its glory!

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Star magnolia closeup

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Another closeup of star magnolia

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Flowering around the flagpole

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And a place to rest ourselves

 

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Fall flowering (ha!) cherry in our backyard

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Birdhouse and redbud in our backyard

It might be nice to add the Magnolia Grandiflora to either the back yard or the front. I have been reading about a new small version named “Brackens Brown Beauty” now available through Amazon from the New Life Nursery (very highly rated):brackens brown 41aSucyciLL Mostly MagnoliaThe Bracken Brown Beauty has the widest hardiness range given to any Magnolia grandiflora cultivar being able to handle -20°F, it has more durability than other Magnolias as it can handle a wider variance of soil conditions and water levels than any other Magnolia grandiflora cultivar. It has a compact pyramidal-oval growth habit. The Bracken Brown Beauty has leathery textured 5 to 8 inch oblong leaves that appear glossy, dark green on top and the underside is covered with a fine cinnamon brown fuzz. In the spring and sporadically throughout the summer the Bracken Brown Beauty produces large fragrant creamy white saucer shaped flowers that are 8 inches wide. Great for use as a privacy screen or windbreak, an accent plant, for lining driveways, or as a specimen tree. Height : 25-30 Feet Width : 15-20 Feet Exposure : Full sun to partial shade Hardiness Zones : 5b-9

And New Life provides free shipping over $99 purchase!

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About shenandoah

Hi! I'm Shenandoah, an ancient gardener, attempting to age in place at home and in my garden. I'm in dream zone 7a able to grow just about anything. I want to help others plan their garden and living experience to age in place and never grow old in their hearts!

2 thoughts on “Mostly Magnolia

  1. WWe bought a house last year and I looooooove the magnolia tree in our front yard! We moved in after the flowers had dropped and I couldn’t wait for it to bloom this year. They’re finally opening, but the weather has been soooo awful and yesterday (April 15th!) we had freezing rain, that I hope has not destroyed too many of the blooms. Is it possible to post a picture of it from last year?

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