April 30, 2012 at 9:11 pm 1 comment

Spring’s delicious smell is wafting through Vancouver right now and magnolias like the ones pictured here deserve a great deal of the credit. When their large, leaf-like petals fold open they fill the streets with fragrance and beauty – I especially love seeing them against a blue sky or littered on the ground beneath a towering tree.

When we first moved to Vancouver just over two years ago I remember being enchanted by the smell of it every time I stepped outside. I still am.

We have a star magnolia planted in a large container on one corner of our patio. It came into our lives via the sale section at the garden shop. A clearance section pot became its keeper and it is blooming beautifully in its second season in our little garden.


Entry filed under: Container gardening, Gardening, Other People's Gardens, Perennial flowers. Tags: , , , , .

Flowers from the garden Au revoir and arrivederci

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  • 1. Eleenie  |  May 1, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Just gorgeous!

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