While I was out and about running errands the other day, I noticed Magnolias blooming everywhere. The funny thing is, I’ve lived in Minnesota my entire life and have been gardening for years, but I never realized that they even grew here, I’ve always associated Magnolias with the south for some reason.
Anyway, in seeing that they were in full glorious bloom, I pulled over on a whim and got out of the car to snap a few photos of them. The weather was a bit drabby that day so the lighting wasn’t the best for taking pictures, but I still think they turned out fairly nice, and I enjoyed myself very much while taking them. Such a lovely sight on a dreary day, and not only beautiful, but wonderfully fragrant as well!
Most of them that I saw were white, but I found this pretty pink variety while driving along a parkway…
So delicate and lovely! ♥
And here are a couple of shots of some of the white ones that I saw. The pink variety had no scent whatsoever that I could detect, but these white ones were unbelievably fragrant…
Much like other early springtime bloomers, I have a feeling that Magnolia’s blooming time may be very brief, so I’m really glad I happened to notice them along my busy day, and was able to enjoy some of their beauty while they were doing their thing. ✿
Knowing now that they grow here, I may have to try and find a sunny spot in the yard to plant one. Hmm… but pink or white? Maybe both. 😉
~Gardening is my therapy~