Gardening Tales

Inspirational Thursday-Sweet Magnolia

June 12, 2013
I had never seen a Magnolia Tree until I moved away

from home, and when I did I was smitten.  The 

Magnolia Blossom is the state flower for Mississippi 

and Louisiana. However, they grow beautifully in Texas 

as well. Even their leaves are striking- as they are very 

waxy, deep green and large.  

Our neighbor has two magnificent Magnolia Trees and she keeps

me well supplied with several blossoms each week-I just had to take 

some pictures and share them with you.   

I found this little poem to share as well-

The Magnolia Tree-By Patricia Neely-Dorsey

There's a majestic, old Magnolia Tree,
That stands in my front yard;
It's a tree that's grown there for ages,
And whose beauty you cannot disregard.

She spreads her branches quite nobly.
She spreads her arms so commandingly,
As if certainly crying out to be seen.
Shes the center of much activity,

And I know a squirrel family lives there;
I'm sure she affords them much comfort,
For her branches don't ever go bare.
There's so much that has gone around her,

I'm sure that so much could be told;
But she keeps all her secrets well guarded,
And simply remains a sight to behold.

Did I mention their fragrance?

One word heavenly!

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  1. Magnolias are beautiful and to me they signify the arrival of Spring. There are quite a few of them in my neighbourhood and it always makes my heart sing to see them in bloom.

  2. They are such a special blossom and lovingly recognized by so many.

  3. I love magnolias. They're such beautiful flowers and they smell wonderful!

  4. I love magnolias, but they do a lot of damage to the ground underneath. I love the smell - wish my neighbor had one. sandie


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