Tulips and Magnolias

Magnolia virginiana (sweetbay magnolia)
Magnolia virginiana (sweetbay magnolia)

For this week’s challenge, I’m opening with two, classic, creamy-white magnolias, shown with the same hand for comparison.

Magnolia grandiflora
Magnolia grandiflora

I wish I could share their heady, lemony scent too.

Magnolia 'Curly Head'
Magnolia ‘Curly Head’

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’.

Pink and white striped tulips

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.

Tulips at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis
Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis

I’m ending with a picture of one of the many statues from the gallery.

Statue with tulips and daffodils at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis

Shared as part of Denzil’s Nature Photo Challenge: Tulips and Magnolias.

37 Replies to “Tulips and Magnolias”

      1. Once upon a time it must have been a specific beetle, in the beginning but now surely it’s an equal opportunity “pollinator”pollinator. 😉😊

  1. 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!

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