In the Magnolia Collection – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
The magnolias are just beginning to flower near the Library Building, cream-colored petals peeking out on the late winter landscape. Think of them as the vanguard to a flood of spring color.
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Zen’s magnolia (Magnolia zenii) near the Library Building – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
Our yellow magnolias aren’t in bloom right now—this was taken in spring—but Dr. Oliver Sacks seemed fond of them. I can think of no better reason to look back.
Here’s to a dear friend of the Garden, whose amity and wit brightened these grounds in all seasons.
Magnolia ‘Butterflies’ in the magnolia collection – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
Magnolia × soulangeana ‘Lennei’ in the Magnolia Collection – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
The Antique Garden Furniture Fair opened last night with the annual Benefit Preview Party & Collectors’ Plant Sale, an elegant evening for admiring beautiful pieces for the home and garden while enjoying fine cocktails. Connoisseurs of the arts, or simple garden enthusiasts, can enjoy a similar soiree this Saturday at our all new Young Collectors’ Night. Tickets are available now, and entitle guests to a complimentary glass of champagne!
The Fair is open to All-Garden Pass ticket-holders throughout the weekend, so come admire the antiques on display after enjoying a brisk spring walk through the pink and white petals cascading from our flowering trees. The flowering cherries have joined the magnolias on grounds to brilliant effect, and this weekend is the best time to take in this dramatic phase of the spring season.
Click through for more information about the Antique Garden Furniture Fair, plus the full schedule of weekend tours and programs.
Magnolia zenii along Magnolia Way – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
While no doubt grumpy at this morning’s 7° weather, the magnolia outside the Library Building nonetheless looks pretty and delicate in its winter colors.
Magnolia outside the Library Building – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
The magnolia blossoms may have faded away with spring, but these trees remain beautiful fixtures on the Garden grounds all year long.
Magnolia stellata in the Ross Conifer Arboretum – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
Feel free to use that title as often as you’d like, in as many scenarios as you can fit it. The portmanteau will only get you dirty looks some of the time.
Magnolia cultivar in the Magnolia Collection – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen
This magnolia status speaks for itself.
Magnolia stellata ‘Waterlily’ along Magnolia Way – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen