Monday, March 07, 2011

Japanese Magnolia Buds

My Japanese Magnolia began blooming last week, and I was able to capture its pretty blooms over the course of three days as they were opening up.

It was very warm here last week - in the upper 70s and low 80s. Temperatures have dropped back down to the mid-50s, and I am glad. Spring is supposed to be cool and wet. I don't want a warm and dry spring.

More magnolia blooms tomorrow!


Casey said...

Spring starts about mid-Feb here in Savannah and I have really enjoyed the Dogwoods and Japanese Magnolias this year. They are so beautiful!

Shirley said...

Spring won't start here, officially until March 21, but unofficially it will seem much more like April or May! Magnolias are such exotic beauties. Thank you for sharing this exquisite flower.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

These are the first magnolia blooms I've seen on a blog this year. What a pretty color they are. I'm crossing my fingers my magnolia blooms this year.

Lisa Blair said...

Casey, mid-February is early! That's awesome! I don't think I could live somewhere where the tulips don't appear until May.

Shirley, I don't see how you do it! Y'all are probably still getting snow storms this time of year. Then again, once it starts hitting 105F and 110F this summer, I may be wanting to head to Canada!

Catherine, I really hope your magnolia blooms, too! I am keeping watch with much anticipation!