Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Star of the Show

The Star Magnolia is blooming so beautifully right now. I love it. It also has a wonderful smell. I like to think of it as "The Star of the Show"

I think this is a Viburnam. I am not sure because it was a pass-a-long plant. It grows with little care. I prune it each spring and it seems to hold its shape all summer unlike the hedge that needs pruning every couple weeks. I will prune it after it is finished flowering.


tina said...

It is wonderful! I remember how soft and full the petals are when I first saw one last year.

perennialgardener said...

A beautiful tree! The flowers are so showy right now.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Cindee we have to wait a long time yet .. but we have those in our neighborhood and they are pretty !
I have a standard viburnum but it has flowers like the head of Queen Anne's Lace and some what like a lace cap hydrangea .. subtle but so pretty too.
It is very nice to see what you have on the go girl !

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

We've had gorgeous weather, but a freeze is expected tonight. Love the spring blooms!

Paris said...

I love your plants/trees. Beautiful!! :) Sorry I 'disappeared'...sent you an email. *hugs*

chuck b. said...

You have a Star Magnolia..! If I just had a teeny, tiny bit more room, I would have one too. :)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I love magnolia, smell so sweet.I really like your birdhouse with the doorknob.Cute!

cindee said...

Hi Tina,
They are pretty. I wish they lasted longer.

Hi perennialgardener,
They are!

Hi Joy,
Spring will be there soon enough. I guess we all should enjoy the down time more(-:

Hi Brenda,
We are going to have rain here for the next few days.

Hi Paris,
I am sorry you are going through such a terrible time right now. Hang in there. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Hi Chuck,
It actually takes years to get big. I bought this one in a one gallon can! I guess you could prune it to fit(-: