At long last…my magnolia blooms

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It seems to have taken longer this year for the first magnolia bloom to open.  Perhaps because it has been on the cool side the past week, but nonetheless I was excited to see it fully emerge yesterday.  It will be like opening a new present every day for a couple of weeks, and then when the petals have turned brown and fallen, the pods will begin to generate the pretty little red fruit that feeds birds, eventually fall to the ground, and then alas, another long wait until next May.

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8 Responses to At long last…my magnolia blooms

  1. Betty says:

    So beautiful!

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  2. Suzassippi says:

    Thank you, Betty. I do enjoy watching it get prepared to shine for a while!

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  3. peggyjoan42 says:

    Beautiful. I have a large magnolia bush in my yard and it produces an abundance of flowers every year. It often blooms in the Fall too. My bush bloomed about a month ago. Like your photos of this gorgeous plant.

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    • Suzassippi says:

      The ones in town bloom much longer than mine. Must be a species difference–some on the campus have blooms almost year round. It has always been a couple of weeks in May for this one, and most years, I missed it as I would be traveling to Texas at the end of the semester.

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  4. janebye says:

    So pretty! I have seen a few on my walks around here and they are massive! I can’t get over how big they grow.

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  5. Beth says:

    I love magnolias! Most of the ones in my area are more of a variety with a tall trunk and blossoms up too high to photograph. The few lower blossoms always seem to have bugs, a Texas thing.

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