I love those. I was at Harold's Indoor Outdoor Plants this week. He had them on site. It took every ounce of willpower to keep myself from getting one. Where would I put it? Can you grow them in a pot?
Hi Glenn, Good morning! These Japanese magnolias will become 30 foot trees, and I think they like a lot of sun. That would have to be an enormous pot in the patio! They seem very happy here and are normally start flowering in January but this year they got so cold, they're held back and are now blooming along with the azaleas. Here's an earlier post featuring a small plant by the road in an N.O. neighborhood. Have a peaceful day..... if possible! thanks, sp
Yearning for a glimpse of those pink blossoms up here in grey Seattle.
Hi, T! happy mardi gras! the plant life down here is very vibrant, and the early springtime colors are welcome to us also. The Louisiana winter does get grey and wintery looking, unlike southern Florida, for example. I am looking forward to when you post some new art glass from your shop. thanks very much, sp
Beautiful. That is such a pretty shot.Our Japanese magnolias are almostout of bloom already, but the azaleasare just coming out. What a lovelyweek.Love, Sas
Dear Sally, Thanks, I know you always get our weather a day or two later. so watch out! yesterday was wild, but at our house we didn't lose power. Uptown they had to halt a parade in progress, and there were power outages and "ponding" of the roadways. Today is definitely beautiful. love, sp
Thak you for letting me enjoy the Louisiana springtime vicariously through your gorgeous photographs. My mother considered our Japanese magnolias very foolish trees because they almost always came out too early and then got frozen. "The only tree you can trust is a pecan," she used to say. "When the pecans come out you can be sure that winter is over."
Dear Joel, I never used to be so thrilled about the Japanese magnolias, because usually we sort of enjoy the winter months for their novelty, after that 9 month summer. But honestly, I felt so cold this year, when it was in the 30s for longer stretches of time. The tulip trees didn't have a chance to be fooled by warm temperatures! So it's been a joy to see the first redbuds, first tulip trees, and now first azaleas. I'll be looking at those pecans (& dogwoods) on our trip to the Alabama coast. thanks for your kind words & so nice to hear from you, sp
I have two of them and they're beautiful! I thought I had lost them during those cold spells but, they're blooming right along!The Hike For Katrina foundation donated trees to the area and I picked the Japanese Magnolia for my front lawn. I can't wait for them to grow larger!
Hi bc, How nice that you have those trees, they're so pretty every year. A neighbor of mine somehow got the Parks & Parkways people to plant a forest of them in her yard after Katrina. We only have those battered crepe myrtles in the front, but the bigger of the two still puts on quite a nice pink show all summer. thanks, sp