17 April 2008

Flower Show


It's fun to watch and wait for trees to flower. One of my favorites on our property is the magnolia. Does my affinity have anything to do with the Grateful Dead's Sugar Magnolia? Maybe. Or, they're just big meaty flowers and I love them.

The next tree on my list of wait-fors is the dogwood. All year round the dogwood puts on a very unique display of color and form. But for now we can wait, because the magnolias are out and they deserve their turn.

6 comments:

ourfriendben said...

Great philosophy, Kelly! Words to live by. And yes, the magnolias have been great this year in PA--not blighted by a late freeze for a change!

jacqueline said...

Liked your Grateful Dead reference! I recently wrote about flowers for the Rolling Stones in honor of the movie Shine a Light. It's at www.teleflora.com/flowerblog. If you get a chance, check it out.

Rick said...

Hey that's the whole reason we grew some Scarlet Begonias last year!!

Twinville said...

Oooh! Lovely flowers. I, too, remember those lovely Magnolia trees flowering out all along the streets in our little town in South Carolina.
They reminded me of large pink tea cups.

kate smudges said...

The Magnolias are a beautiful colour. I like the darker veins on the petal undersides.

Kelly said...

Hey everyone,
Thanks for the comments. It's a week later and the blossoms are done. They we're nice while they lasted. The dogwoods are beginning to do their thing and are keeping the yard loaded with color.