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March 2012 Bloom Day

Thursday, 15 Mar 12 Partly Sunny 22°C / 72°F

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Well, I think the magnolia heard me thinking dark thoughts about it all winter long and made a stupendous effort to stay potential execution. It looks amazing this year with well over a dozen blooms. Last year it only provided one bloom and then moped around with rust fungus leaves all summer. It might also be that it liked the mild winter, but I prefer to think that it is telepathic …

I didn’t realize that the blooms are actually lightly fragrant – they smell like narcissus!

Photos of one of the blooms, the wee treelet, and (of course) a disgruntled cat in a pot.


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Day 392

Choisya ternata 'Sundance'

Choisya ternata


Will be blooming any day now with the warm weather.

Day 1080

Osmanthus fragrans

Osmanthus fragrans


Still flowering – hasn’t let up all winter!

Day 532

Viola fragrans rosea

Viola odorata

Day 713

Magnolia soulangeana

Magnolia x soulangeana


Stunning this year!


  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    adorable cat photo!

    Posted on 15 Mar 12 (about 3 years ago)

  • Motherhen

    Motherhen wrote:

    Your Magnolia is beautiful!
    Does your Osmanthus set seed?…….. any to swap? I know it is a long term project, but I heavily into trees!!!! My magnolia is just 10cm high at the moment and needless to say no flowers in sight yet!!!!

    Posted on 18 Apr 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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