Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Magnolia Stellata

The one and only flower of Magnolia Stellata is out today!

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  1. Imagine drinking from such a cup.

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    1. Never thought of it like that Esther - thank you for putting it in a different light for me.

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    1. I do agree Shirley, this one is perfect and without a blemish!

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  3. Mine doesnt have any flowers at all this year

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    1. Helen, I really thought this would have had more as all the buds looked very promising. At least it has produced 1, therefore I'm not in the slightest disappointed.
      I hope yours flowers next year.

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    1. Thank you Marian - this is my favourite corner of the garden. Acers, pieris, ferns and hostas make a lovely effect.

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  5. Is this a young plant, working up to full flower or just an off year? I love the fuzzy buds as much as the flowers.

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    1. Ricki - yes, in the Garden winter 2011. it didn't flower it's first spring as the buds got caught by frost. I was watching the buds with interest over the winter and had hoped they would all be flowers, unfortunately that was not to be!

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  6. Angie, the only Magnolia which is successful in Aberdeen is Stellata. I have tried it a few times in our present garden but even this one fails us. Fantastic picture you show of it. Hope you got to my reply on the tropaeolum which unfortunately was of no help.

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    1. I think the same would be said down here too Alistair. I don't think I've ever seen another species in a garden that I've ever been to visit.
      A shame you can't be successful in your present garden. Did you consider a container?
      Yes, I got your reply. I replied earlier, I've not had much online time lately but I thank you ever so much for going to the trouble to reply.

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  7. Wow so pretty! Wish I will see a real one one day.

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    1. Thanks Stephanie - maybe you will get your wish!

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  8. Beautiful flower -- such delicate beauty. But, don't do wordless as I love reading your writings.

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    1. KL - thanks, I don't usually do wordless. I wanted this one on the blog 'for the record' :)

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  9. Magnolia are wonderful this time of year. And I think I see a forest flame behind; they are also very colourful this time of year.

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    1. Thanks Kelli - yes, Forrest flame, although how you could tell that from the blur is beyond me ;)

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  10. This is one of my favorite magnolias and does well in cooler climates.

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    1. Thanks Jason, I don't think I've ever seen another species of Magnolia here in Edinburgh

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  11. Lovely flower...I don't grow these so it is nice to see this flower.

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  12. oh....sigh......wondering if I could squeeeeeeeeeze in one of these!

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  13. My flowers have just gone over - shows what a difference there is between our gardens climate-wise!

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  14. Magnolia ma piekny kwiat, ale i zdjęcie wspaniałe. Pozdrawiam.
    Magnolia has a beautiful flower, but a great picture. Yours.

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  15. Lovely photo. I received a stellata as a gift last year. It has loads of leaves this year, so I have my fingers crossed for flowers next year!

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  16. A beautiful shrub which has the additional perk of having a rather nice fragrance, what more can you ask for? I never realised that you have problems with other magnolias up in Scotland. Just to make you jealous I am surrounded by Magnolia x soulangeana trees here in Cheshire. Have you ever tried Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messell', I grow this along with stellata and one of its parents is Magnolia stellata 'Rosea', I think the other one is M.kobus.

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  17. And it is a beauty...a white gem.

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