The White Star Magnolia must have had a good season last year, because it was full of buds, and really looked fantastic this spring.
It was a mass of blooms, and began the show about three to four weeks earlier than usual.
And a few days later..
The view from the upstairs bedroom. You can also see the Pink Star Magnolia, and the Saucer Magnolia if you look closely at the bottom of the white star tree.
I grew this tree from seed, about 22 years ago. I remember the year it first bloomed, it had 9 flowers on it.
The pink Star Magnolia also looked quite beautiful.
We were able to enjoy the show for several days, but then some cold weather hit, and most of the blooms turned brown.
I was also excited to see the Saucer Magnolia this year. It was full of beautiful potential.
Unfortunately, shortly after this photo was taken, we had a few days and nights of cold, below freezing temperatures, and that spelled the end of these blooms. They have mostly turned brown and mushy and are not going to mature to blooms. When one waits for a year to see these flowers, it’s a little sad. But there’s always next year!