Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Star Magnolia - before the freeze gets it


Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata), very beautiful at the moment, very hard to get a decent photo of it. It always blooms early and usually gets nipped by the cold. We have temperatures predicted to be in the 20s tonight so it might not look like this tomorrow. :(
Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

10 comments:

  1. Good thing you got out there to get the picture. It looks beautiful. OUrs isn't beginning to bloom yet. We won't be far behind.

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  2. Hi Phillip, very beautiful photo of your star magnolia. Hope it doesn't get zapped by the low temperatures that you are expecting. Have you ever thought about protecting it somehow? It doesn't look too tall on the photo, so maybe it is possible to through a tarp over it and put a heating light under it?
    Christina

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  3. So beautiful! I hope your temps won't be as low as predicted. These magnolias always seem to bloom a tad too early. My own Jane magnolia just started flowering a couple days ago, and we are supposed to get to 32 tonight. Your daffodils are also beautiful! I truly hope this is the final cold swipe from winter!

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  4. So lovely. I hope it made it through the night. Here the magnolias will still need at least a week or two...

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  5. Christina, it is larger than it looks - I would estimate about 12 feet high. It would be a job to cover it. I don't think the temps got as low as they first predicted. It looked fine this morning although frost damage usually shows up later. We will see!

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  6. It's beautiful Phillip. The Limestone Master Gardeners would like to see your garden again. If you remember. .it was pouring rain last year. When would best time be...May? Are the roses blooming then?

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  7. Edith, May is usually the peak time. Just send me an email!

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  8. Yep. It happens to my star magnolia some years, too.
    Ray

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  9. Ah so beautiful, but usually spoiled by cold here too.

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  10. We are pretty north of you, but the same problem here. Magnolias always get nipped by frost. But they sure are pretty while they last!

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