I couldn't help myself...I just had to pick a few more magnolia blooms at the park and bring them home with me. The sweet scent is intoxicating.
Early this year I transplanted a small magnolia tree in the front yard which I found growing under a holly bush. It just sprouted two leaves and I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping it continues to grow.
This is a photo of one of the magnolia blooms after it died ~ there is a loveliness about it even after it is withered ~ it turns a beautiful umber brown.