It’s Autumn and other than the evidently cooler/wetter change, it’s also Magnolia grandiflora season on the east coast of Australia. They’re such wonderful/beautiful plants not to mention ornamental/decorative, symbolic and popular. They make great landscaping trees and can often be found as the centrepiece in front gardens or lining the side of streets/roads if you drive around town or the suburbs. If you get a chance to visit the beautiful town of Berry, you’ll see them flourishing/blooming in full glory atm in the heart of town.
They’re not an Aussie native. But some cultivars such as ‘Little Gem’ have certainly been welcomed with open/loving arms. And they appear to grow/fit in so well in our environment. They’re native to the Southeastern United States where they grow as large trees. They have glossy green and copper leaves and grand/giant fragrant white blooms. The perfume of the flowers is deliciously intoxicating with heady notes of lemon/citrus and other. Simply stunning! I dream of having an old/tall Magnolia grandiflora tree growing in the yard one day, with perhaps a swing and/or cubby. How fab would that be? They’re definitely one of my favourite plants/flowers atm. I adore the flowers so much that I’ve written a haiku poem about them, from a Sydneysider’s perspective. I hope you like it. Have a happy/safe and productive week all. smile
Magnolia grandiflora – Haiku
March moon, morning moth
White wings work witching wonder
Magic, mystery, mum.