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!