For this week’s challenge, I’m opening with two, classic, creamy-white magnolias, shown with the same hand for comparison.
I wish I could share their heady, lemony scent too.
Magnolia ‘Curly Head’ is typically described as yellow with a rose-pink stripe, but these young flowers were decidedly green. For those who love technical details, The Magnolia Society lists it as a cross between Magnolia acuminata ‘Fertile Myrtle’ and Magnolia x veitchii ‘Peter Veitch’.
I didn’t record the name of this striped tulip, which was part of a huge swathe of tulips and daffodils winding through the Dixon Gallery and Garden in Memphis in March. The planting of bulbs was brightening up the rose garden as it waited its turn to flower.
I’m ending with a picture of one of the many statues from the gallery.
Shared as part of Denzil’s Nature Photo Challenge: Tulips and Magnolias.
37 Replies to “Tulips and Magnolias”
Wow that is a huge magnolia! Thanks for participating Susan.
It’s unusually large, and the perspective might make it seem more so.
Those Magnolia flowers are huge! And I had no idea they are scented. Thanks for sharing all those glorious tulips too. 😃
it’s a strong scent too.
Beautiful tulips! And those creamy magnolias are exquisite. Would love to smell them.
It’s a haunting fragrance, or for me at least.
Beautiful magnolias and tulips! The difference in scale between the first two magnolia flowers is extraordinary.
It is, I agree.
Beautiful flower shots and a great variety! I love the striped tulip, the greenish/yellowish magnolia and that amazing grandiflora 😮
I’m glad you liked them.
Love the fragrance too. One of the first angiosperms. B.B. (before bees). Love them!
They are beetle pollinated, aren’t they? I wonder if it’s a particular one or if any old beetle will do.
Once upon a time it must have been a specific beetle, in the beginning but now surely it’s an equal opportunity “pollinator”pollinator. 😉😊
I have seen the really big magnolias in Louisiana.
They’re magnificent trees in full bloom.
Lovely post – I am loving magnolias more and more, every year. I can’t believe the size of that Magnolia grandiflora! I liked the photos from the Dixon Gallery and Garden in Memphis. What a nice garden to visit!
It is, and there is a Botanical Garden too, just across the road. We didn’t manage to see that as it was after closing time.