FOTD: Star Magnolia

We have had a cold spring here in Ontario. But, at last, a week ago the Star Magnolia was able to open its blooms.

Sadly last weekend the temperatures plunged to record lows and we had snow! This decimated the poor Star Magnolia blossoms and now they are brown and wilted. I did take a photo of them in this sad state but that is not how I want to remember them so I will not post it.

Warmer weather is forecast for this weekend and some needed rain as well. Stay well and stay strong everyone.

23 Comments Add yours

  1. The flowers are so beautiful it is sad to know it can’t stay long in cold, even we can’t stay fresh like those flowers in this hot summer

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You will be happy to know that we have warmer weather now and the magnolia has some new blooms. πŸ˜ƒ

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  2. What an interesting flower! We have a huge magnolia back home but has si different flowers!
    Sorry to hear that they’ve suffered though πŸ˜“ Hope the good weather will keep!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      We do not have the big magnolia trees here as I think our climate it too harsh. But these usually do well. The blossoms on ours got whacked with the cold but there are a few of the blossoms that had not opened and today with warmer temps and sunshine they are opening.

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  3. During this pandemic, we need STEEL magnolias. Thank you for the lovely images and text.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes we absolutely do need those steel ones.

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  4. sandyjwhite says:

    Our magnolias here often seem to get nipped in the spring, unfortunately.
    Stay well, Anne!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You stay well too Sandy!

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  5. Wonderful Star Anne!!!

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  6. Star Mangolia looks pretty and in the present scenario flowers sure bring smiles 😊

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes they do. Smiles and the promise of spring and renewal! Thanks for your nice comment.

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  7. Such a beautiful flower inspires thoughts of love, peace, and happiness.
    Have a beautiful day

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It makes me happy to know that the flowers inspired beautiful thoughts. Thank you.

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  8. Avery says:

    Cool! We have different magnolias here with bigger petals, but these are so cool!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      There are some of the more tulip shaped trees here but we dont have the right climate for most of the magnolias.

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      1. Avery says:

        That is what I would have thought.

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  9. dprastka says:

    I’ve never heard of a star magnolia! It’s BEAUTIFUL!! I’m glad you shared, and hope it warms up for you soon!! πŸ˜€

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Diana. It is a lovely shrub with the delicate blooms. Ours is pruned and stands about 10 ft high and six feet in width. The leaves are shiny green and it is an attractive shrub.

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  10. The blossoms look like high school pom-poms, sorry to hear they were gone so quickly. But we really seem to be getting in to the warmer weather now, for keeps.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      We also have warmer weather promised for tomorrow. πŸ˜ƒ Thanks for commenting Robert.

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