first day of spring + saucer magnolia

March 21, 2011

I have loved seeing these large purple saucers around town the last couple of weeks. I love that the flowers appear on bare twigs and now, the first green leaves are beginning to sprout.
How appropriate that the Magnolia × Soulangeana was bred by a Frenchman [Étienne Soulange-Bodin]. That’s reason enough for me to love this one.

Happy first day of Spring!
Copyright Whitney Curtis 2010-2013

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