Friday, March 23, 2012

Daffodils, Magnolias, Cherries, and More!

Sometimes I try to have a theme to my blog post, but the gardens just exploded in blossoms this week.  Spring is now officially here.  See what is blooming this week.
Summer snowflake, Leucojum aestivum

As you can see, we have a variety of daffodils here.  My favorite this week was the white daffodil with the hint of yellow in the cup. I loved how it played off the winterhazel and star magnolia blooming in the distance.   If you look closely maybe you can see it too.

Hard to miss this incredible mass of forsythia putting on its best face for the first week of spring.

And now for the magnolias.  


Magnolia soulangeana

Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

'March til Frost' magnolia 

Magnolia kobus 
This one smells a little like pen ink.  I know, because I went to great trouble to get to the same height as this blossom just so I could sniff it.

And finally, the cherry blossoms.




Fun fact: all of Welkinweir's weeping cherries are natural weeping forms. In other words, they do not have the lollipop appearance that results when a weeping plant is grafted to a straight trunk.  Most weeping cherry varieties used commercially are grafted.

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