With the mild winter, and the warmer spring, the magnolias are putting on a great show.
And because it has been so cool, the blooms are remaining for a long time.
Here is the bed in 2011, one of the first years for the magnolia.
The other magnolia bush has darker fuchsia blooms, more of the tulip shape.
This is the first year it has bloomed. I had it wrapped in burlap for the winter, so no rabbit damage.