Long after people in places like Alabama and Georgia have excitedly posted their photos of the magnificent spring blossoms, we in southern Ontario finally get our chance.
It rained this past week and everyone noticed how, overnight, the greenness had arrived. That was on Wednesday. Today is Friday and the leaves have burst forth and the forsythia and magnolias are coming into their crowning glory.
These are two postage paid postcards celebrating Magnolias issued on April this year
above is "Eskimo" with "Yellow Bird" to the left are hybrids that have been developed to thrive in our cold winters and short summers.
I have always thought that if I owned a house with a yard, I would plant a magnolia tree. But now, after careful thought and observance, I think I would buy a house across the street from a house with a magnolia tree in their front yard. And let them deal with all the fallen petals.
This is the Grandmother of Magnolias in Burlington.
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