Magnolia

Our magnolia tree is blooming!  I have one blossom in a vase on the mantle.  The fragrance is slowly permeating the house…
UPDATE:  The magnolia blossom turned BROWN within 24 hours.  Anyone know how to prevent this from happening?  Short of growing thirty feet overnight I’m not going to reach another blossom soon.

5 thoughts on “Magnolia

  1. Oh, magnolias are by far my favorite tree and I have been eyeing a Little Gem for our yard for the past few weeks. The scent is amazing! I have a friend whose mother had multiple magnolias and would line the entire mantel with the flowers when the blooms were in season. Can't imagine how heavenly that house smelled.

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  2. I'm sure your friend's mother's mantle was beautiful. I can't imagine the scent – even one magnolia blossom is strong! We had a huge magnolia tree in the middle of our backyard when I was small. I remember Mom would float a single magnolia blossom in a glass bowl on the dining table. Beautiful in the afternoon light.

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  3. I long for a magnolia too but we have opted for fruit producing trees as purchases as well. If we had one already existing I would be in heaven. They are in full bloom here which has made my runs so heavenly- especially since I am gasping for breath by the end!
    I remember Mom floating the magnolia as well. What a sweet memory.

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