Monday, June 13, 2016

The Southern and Saucer Magnolias

This time of year, our Southern Magnolia Tree is gorgeous. 
For the most part these trees only share a few blooms at once
lasting just about one or two days.
It is very rare to see the tree full of blooms at once.

Our Magnolia is a tall beauty and stands in our front yard.
 The blooms are as large as a dinner plate and the scent is heavenly.
This tree inspires me to paint the large white blooms.

We planted this gorgeous tree 16 years ago
when we re-landscaped our garden.

Each season I try and save the magnolia cones when they drop for decorating.
They make great accents in seasonal craft projects
to spray paint and glitter. 
Often times I float the flowers in the pool.

At Christmas, I use the leaves to create wreaths and garland.

Another specimen in the Magnolia tree family
is the
 Saucer Magnolia.
This is our tree from the back garden.
It has a much smaller trunk and I keep this one cut like a topiary.

Saucer Magnolias have small pink or white flowers blooming only in the spring.
The Saucer Magnolia drops it's leaves in late fall
while the Southern Magnolia keeps it's leaves in winter and stays green.

The Southern  and Saucer Magnolias 
North Texas!

Thanks for stopping by~
See you next week!

Celestina Marie

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