Thursday, July 19, 2007

Meet the newest member of our yard family

Remember sometime back when I told you that sadly we had to have two pine trees removed from our yard? Both trees has been stressed by the hurricanes and that allowed beetles to begin to kill them.

Well, here’s a new little tree to our yard. It’s a magnolia but sort of a mini magnolia as it will only grow to about 25 feet high. Today it’s about four feet high and already has beautiful blossoms. If you have never smelled a magnolia blossom, you surely have missed one of Mother Natures finest fragrances.


Blogger sumo said...

Nature does renew itself. I wonder if they smell better in Florida compared to California? Any I have smelled here haven't been especially pretty to me. Maybe it's the variety.

July 19, 2007 2:53 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I also love their bi-colored leaves. The fragrance is heavenly!

July 19, 2007 3:34 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

I have several big ones in my yard and dozens of volunteers in the natural area behind. I too love the lemony smell. Your are going to enjoy that tree and they don't get beetles.

July 19, 2007 4:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patricia - is it a "little gem" magnolia? I had one in Virginia and it was a very sturdy and healthy tree. Grows slow, but you get the blossoms early in in its life.

July 19, 2007 4:34 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

You need a bunch of those round your yard. They really stand out.

July 19, 2007 4:48 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Hmm. I have had one for a couple years and just got my first blossom. I was thrilled. Yours is beautiful. Good choice.

July 19, 2007 5:19 AM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Gorgeous, heavenly, maybe that is why Hannah came over, to visit you, get a banana and check out the new blossoms.

July 19, 2007 7:58 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

My daughter has one and it smells wonderful! I somtimes get a blossum and take in the house, the place smells so good!

July 19, 2007 8:22 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I remember magnolias from California, very fragrant and lovely. We don't have them here in the pacific northwest, as far as I know. It's nice to see life being renewed where old pines could no longer grow.

July 19, 2007 9:44 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Ahhh... magnolia!

July 19, 2007 10:09 AM  
Anonymous fairlane said...

I'm still pissed at my dad for cutting down the Magnolia in his front yard.

I loved climbing that tree when I was a young lad, carefree in the foothills of Scotland.

July 19, 2007 10:26 AM  
Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I love magnolia. I'm jealous!

July 19, 2007 2:13 PM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

A 25 foot tall Magnolia is little? I'm confused.

July 19, 2007 3:06 PM  
Blogger Floridacracker said...

A wild forest grown magnolia can reach 75 feet or more, so this one sounds more manageable for a suburban yard.
Thank you for planting a tree!

July 21, 2007 9:09 AM  
Blogger Freedem said...

I also lost a few trees in the triple Hurricanes, but though I have Frangipani, Orchid tree, hibiscus, and this I have planted mostly fruit trees. Particularly Lychee and Longan as the best of all possible fruit, though also bananas, plums, acerola, allspice, pears, cinnamon and assorted vegetables and herbs.

There is also a tea olive that has tiny flowers, but an incredible scent that engulfs from 10 feet away

July 21, 2007 10:16 AM  
Blogger Nvisiblewmn said...


July 22, 2007 8:55 AM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

Awesome new addition!

July 22, 2007 5:41 PM  

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