Sunday, May 15, 2011


 I'm not a gardener.

My wife and I like magnolias and so I bought a tree for my backyard. It has now survived a number of Southwestern Ontario winters and has grown to about four feet. This spring it is in full flower. What a surprise; The blooms are a deep purple rather than pink and the shape is unlike the other magnolia trees in the neighbourhood.

What did I buy?

The magnolia may be the official state flower of Mississippi and Louisiana in the U.S., but some species are native to Southwestern Ontario where there the temperate climate supports a Carolinian Forest.

1 comment:

Montreal Photo Daily - Ken said...

I too like magnolias... the one we have in the backyard has much paler flowers.
Your photos are awesome. Thanks for sharing them.
Check out my blog to see my magnolia.