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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Magolia Saga - The End

In case you haven't been following the Magnolia Saga, here's a recap.

First I had a really crappy front garden filled with ugly overgrown evergreens. Then, Carolyn took pity on me and did a whole front garden design for me. Carolyn rocks!

In her design was a dwarf Magnolia on the corner. So I drove all over creation trying to find one and finally decided on the Royal Star Magnolia pictured below.

I bought it, brought it home, blogged about it and everybody told me it was way too big for my space, so I took it back.
I finally settled on the Magnolia Ann pictured below. It's just a baby now but I think it will be really pretty one day.
Thank you all for your suggestions. I appreciate you!

Ann was planted today in the spot where Carolyn recommended. It's suppose to get pretty cold over the next couple of days. Ann needs a coat!


  1. Heather's GardenApril 27, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    This is why I love the garden blogger community. Everyone is so friendly and helpful! Good luck with the new magnolia. I'd love to have one, but I refuse to buy for my landlord to keep if we ever move from here and I don't think it would do very well even in a huge container.

  2. It's going to be such a beautiful little tree! I'm glad you finally got her in the ground & off to a good start.

  3. Marion in SavannahApril 27, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    Oh, that looks just like the magnolia I had in a garden apartment in Brooklyn, NY years and years ago. (Yes, a tree DID grow in Brooklyn!) It was a pure delight -- it was one of the first harbingers of spring, and it and the lily of the valley planted under it bloomed at the same time. It was a tiny bit of paradise in the city. You will LOVE that tree!

  4. You are going to love Ann as much as I love her little sister Betty that has been in my garden for 15 years.

    I think Ann will be okay even with the temperature dips we're suppose to get. She will have all this long growing season to set her roots and should bloom beautifully next year.

  5. I think magnolias are so pretty. So far I've been too chicken to try them this far north. But I keep seeing them all over this area that I really should give one a try. Yours has lovely blossoms - in a few years you'll be able to cut some sprigs for a bouquet!

  6. That is pretty Gail. How big will it get?

  7. those are lovely, I saw them at a nursery and I wish I had a spot for them in my yard.

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