Thursday, March 30, 2006

Star Magnolia Tree

Another beauty here at the farm is a young star magnolia tree, Magnolia stellata. I’ve never seen one before now, but I am already in love! It smells so sweet and heavenly, and I love its surprise – I thought this was some strange sort of pussy willow when the buds first began to swell. Today it is in full bloom, and most certainly a magnolia!

I first fell in love with magnolias as KAD’s birth tree is the saucer magnolia. Artist Gil Rondan has recently posted a beautiful image of a saucer magnolia in full bloom at his photography blog Native Eye. With all the warm weather around here, there are many more tree blossoms in our near future!


  1. Star magnolias are beautiful. I first saw one at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, BC. They bloom for a long time, too. Lucky you!

  2. I love your blog! It is so important to repect and love our trees!

  3. That is such a beautiful flower, and the tree is stunning as well.

    Your blog gives me, each time I come here, a new love of nature.

    Thank you for your beautiful pictures and knowledge.

  4. LilyB, I DO feel lucky! This tree is simply gorgeous... just looking at these pictures fills my nose with the scent of the blossoms!

    TravellerOne, welcome! I couldn't agree with you more. I enjoy the opportunity to use this blog to share my love and respect for trees with others. Thank you for visiting!

    Barbara, it makes me feel great to hear your response. I couldn't hope for anything more than to know that I inspire others to see the trees and plants around them in new ways! And it's so much fun!!!

  5. This makes me very happy. Woohoo! Spring is here!

    Tell me, how are these related to the magnolias you find in the south? The flowers look a little smaller and fluffier, but more plentiful.

  6. Trailhead, Magnolias are all part of the family Magnoliaceae, which includes common elements including their wonderful flowers!

    Here is a link to a page that gives some general information about Magnolias accompanied by pictures:

  7. Thank you. I'm off to take a look!


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