It’s once again that time of year where we are delighted by bursts of colors sprouting (hello daffs and tulips). But let’s not forget about the trees. I love them all. So much that I view them as dear friends that can come out to play just once a year. Their fleeting visit only makes me love them more. I hope you’ll make time for them this spring.
There are many different varieties to know: cherry, crab apple, dogwood, red bud, and more. Each year I try to pick out a new favorite, but I always fall back to the magnolia. I used to refer to them as tulip trees as this beautiful pink and white blossom resembles the shape of the spring bulb. The best part, as the petals drop, they become delicate confetti on the ground below–extending the tree’s flowering time.
There are many magnolias in the area. One day when driving out in the park, I came across a row of them (almost an orchard!) that brought my car to a halt. I’m making a special trip to capture them in photo. I know it won’t do them justice, but I had to try.
What spring blooms and trees make your heart skip a beat? And just how does horticulture have this effect on us?
PS – When I finally get a puppy, Magnolia will be her name.