Thu Oct 3 19:57:18 CEST 2013

-3.3C in the morning

The first real morning frost in the garden (-1 C or -1.2 C are quite OK). Most ginkgos skipped "yellow phase" and went down immediately.

Magnolias look quite ok. Felix is untouched, Summer Solstice has few brown leaves. Both M. sieboldii with brown leaves, the one in the windy position is almost completely without leaves now.

Grandiflora and Woodsman look untouched. The same applies to Crystal Tulip. Interesting. Some leaves have brown borders, but still look ok. M. acuminata subcordata has almost all leaves in dark brown, all are very firm though (not touched by the morning frost).

Big brown leaves from tripetala fallen down on the lawn look ghostly. Yellow Lantern going yellow/light brown slowly.

Young (it is quite big now though ;-) L. chinense going to brown slowly. It has very large leaves.

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Sat Sep 28 16:56:10 CEST 2013

Magnolias: the beauty of ugliness

I love magnolias despite the ugliness of their seed cones. Compare Magnolia x loebneri "Leonard Messel" and Magnolia stellata "Rosea".


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Thu Aug 8 17:04:27 CEST 2013

Magnolia grandiflora Little Gem flower

The only flowering grandiflora here this year...


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Wed May 29 18:28:19 CEST 2013

Summer Solstice and sieboldii flower buds

Magnolia Summer Solstice and Magnolia sieboldii opened their first flower buds this year.


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Tue May 28 21:52:42 CEST 2013

More Magnolia Summer Solstice photos

Even more photos of this lovely magnolia.


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Tue May 14 21:28:21 CEST 2013

Magnolia Yellow Bird

No near-surface freeze in the morning, so wooohoo!

Magnolia 'Yellow Bird' (M. x brooklynensis 'Eva Maria' x M. acuminata var. subcordata) opened its first flower this year:



This is one of the best yellow magnolias (my favourite together with Daphne which will show its flowers in a few days).

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Mon May 13 20:00:00 CEST 2013

Magnolia Summer Solstice flower buds

Magnolia Summer Solstice (I bought it last year) survived our winter (-22 C this year) with no damage and shows three big flower buds.

The weather forecast predicts low temperatures for tomorrow morning, even near-surface freeze, so... Hopefully this will be the last cold spell in this wonderful "Magnolia" year.


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Sat May 4 21:51:08 CEST 2013

Magnolia x brooklynensis "Woodsman"

This is one of my favourite magnolias. First flowered in 1972 for Joe McDaniel and I will put it in our garden tomorrow (should weather allow it). Finally! Even my wife enjoys it.


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Fri Apr 26 12:32:15 CEST 2013

Every magnolia rocks in some phase of the flower

... even Magnolia "Sunrise". It looks too over-designed when in flower, but look at the flower bud. How magic.




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Thu Mar 21 20:23:48 CET 2013

New magnolia growers...

There are more magnolia friends I ever thought...



The news was printed in the MF Dnes and comes from AP.

Interesting to know that it IS possible to import plants even to countries, that do not allow that. Just put it in the plastic bag and wait for the inspection from agriculture ministry...

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