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Thursday Tree Love: Southern Magnolia


“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Desmond Tutu

Magnolia Blossom with Bee by JoAnna of the Forest

There are many different types of magnolia trees and bushes. This southern magnolia leans out over a neighbors fence to reach the morning sun, though we usually see it on our early evening walks when the sun is on the other side. The large, creamy white flowers have a soft lemony fragrance. The large leaves are always green even in the winter.

Below are some views of our favorite neighborhood magnolia:

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

16 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Southern Magnolia

  1. I’m familiar with this tree but, most of my life, have lived where they aren’t hardy. I miss the evergreen foliage and those beautiful waxy flowers.

  2. We have a magnolia in front of the house. It was fine until recently when a work crew came along and hacked a lot of branches off. I hope it recovers.

    • I hope it recovers, too. Some people just don’t get it. I have some gangly adolescent magnolias way out back doing okay and two smaller ones (two and three feet tall) in the front yard, probably from the neighbors’ giant two doors down. I’m afraid I’ll need to move the smaller ones because of their location. I already have plumbing issues from the cedar I let grow too close to the house and have to flush root killer every couple of months.

  3. The Magnolia flower is so pretty.

  4. JoAnna, a lovely post. I used to climb a southern magnolia and sit surveying the scenes below for hours. Here in SW Florida, “Little Gem” is a popular magnolia. Same glossy evergreen leaves and fragrant flowers, but in miniature. I don’t think even the smallest child could climb one! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!

    • Thanks, Cheryl. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Magnolias are special. I like the image of you sitting up in the tree and watching. I hope you have great weekend! 🙂

  5. So very beautiful! Thanks for sharing different views of the same tree and the flower!

  6. These flowers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing the shots. Made me imagine these and I would love to see these one day. Glad you joined, JoAnna. See you tomorrow.

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