Tag Archives: Magnolias

Mimicking nature in your cup

Sometimes I notice how colors and textures to which I am drawn are the same as those that draw my attention in nature. While making tea this morning, I decided on Himalayan Golden Tips, and chose the Peach Lustre tea … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Magnolia Update

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Yesterday’s magnolia

Magnolias are losing their stamens–the pollinators will be tracking all over, carrying on the work of cross pollination…and the life cycle continues.

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Magnolia Madness in May: I promise to stop soon

Overnight, the magnolia flowers decided “it’s time.” I checked this morning and three of the blooms from yesterday have opened. There is a tiny ant on the carpels–the yellow cone-shaped part. These will be home to the female gametophytes. Below, … Continue reading

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The blooming of the magnolia has begun!

Breakfast with the sweet magnolia this morning! Amazing how overnight things can so quickly change. Perhaps it was the little mini flash flood rain late evening that pushed the blooms to open up. Last evening, none were beyond the early … Continue reading

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What is it about Magnolia Grandiflora?

We have lived in this house now for a little over 18 years now. This year, the number of buds appearing are far more than ever before. I am not certain what it will look like when they all begin … Continue reading

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First magnolia buds!

Yesterday evening as I sat outside in the late sun, I spotted the first bud appearing on the magnolia. I counted 8 from where I sat. The wildflowers are popping up everywhere, too, and there was a small orange and … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Magnolia

Sounds like a Southern romance novel–kind of like living here with its many contradictions. I have noticed the seed pods coming to life with their bright red berries this past week. It has been perfect fire pit weather, with no … Continue reading

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At long last…my magnolia blooms

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 … Continue reading

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