the Southern Magnolia

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quite beautiful, i think.

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  1. You take the loveliest photos…

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you so much, Susan! ~amy

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  2. jr cline says:

    This is one of my favorite flowers.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      You know, jr cline, i’ve always said bad things about them b/c their blossoms were always too high for me to see. But NOW, i can say i have fallen for the Southern Magnolia. ~amy

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  3. This is absolute perfection and to add to it is pure white! Amazing shots of a perfectly perfect “Snow White”!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you, Eva. The sun was in the perfect spot for that one. 🙂 ~amy

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  4. kanzensakura says:

    And the smell is magnificent. We had three large ancient trees in our yard and you could smell them on the wind blowing in our windows. My grandmother would ut blooms and put them in bowls of water all through the house as well.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Wow. I didn’t know people cut them. I loved this tree, but its no where near where i live. At least i got to take a couple of photos home! ~amy

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      1. kanzensakura says:

        they are wonderful to cut. Cut while a bud and place in a very deep vase or bowl and let them open. their fragrance fills up an area. We always had bowls of magnolias, gardenias, and roses around the house.

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      2. Amy Saab says:

        Ok! I’m going to do that, all i have to do is find someone who has one & is willing to let me cut their bloom! I don’t have any in my yard nor do my neighbors. Thank you for telling me this. I hope to find one soon. ~amy

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      3. kanzensakura says:

        the blooms bruise easily so try not to touch them. cut plenty of the stem for them. they will only last abour 2 or 3 days so get one as budded as possible rather than fully open. short life span but totally worth it.

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      4. Amy Saab says:

        I hope I can find one this year, it would make a great post! Thank you so much for all your help. ~amy

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      5. kanzensakura says:

        I think it is amazing how people are. I don’t have a tree but I pass by a house with several. One day, I just pulled in the drive and knocked on the door. A curious woman came to the door and I smiled and introduced myself and that I lived a few blocks over. I told her I admired her magnolias and how we always had them in the house. I told her this was odd, but would she mind if I pulled one? That the smell reminded me of my childhood. Well, she smiled and said of course I could. I told her I would be careful. She told me to take several. I asked if she wanted a couple for herself (she was elderly) and she thanked me and said yes. Another time I had stopped and asked if I could take pictures of someone’s gardenia bush. They came out with me and after I took a couple, I thanked the man and he handed me several blooms he had pulled while I was taking the pictures. Some people are suspicious and will say no, but I have found if I am open, honest, and friendly, they usually act so in return.

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      6. Amy Saab says:

        You are very brave. I live in Alabama & I’m too chicken to knock on anyone’s door here. Maybe it is something i need to get over. I love your comment, inspires me to get over my fears. Thank you for sharing! ~amy

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      7. kanzensakura says:

        I think it is just a southern thing. I ave a lot of white clover in my yard. A couple of weeks ago, an elderly lady with two small children knocked on my door and asked if they could pick clover, that she wanted to show them how to make clover chains. I had an appointment but told her to help herself, there was plenty. When I am back, a clover chain had been draped on my doorknob. One has to be careful of course but for the most part, it works out well.

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  5. lauramacky says:

    beautiful magnolia!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you, Laura! Usually the blossoms are too high to reach, those were the lowest i’ve ever seen. LUCKY ME!! ~amy

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      1. lauramacky says:

        You’re welcome! It was a beauty. I know what you mean about their height. Magnolia trees are quite large.

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  6. I love the creamy whiteness of the magnolia blossoms. Just breathtaking photos.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen. I was so grateful that the blossoms were low enough for me to see! ~amy

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    2. hhblogangel says:

      Your work is extraordinary. Thank you for sharing it. I have a magnolia tree just outside my courtyard, and I gaze at it all spring and summer waiting for the gorgeous, sweet-smelling blossoms. to unfold. If my timing is right, I can pull it off the branch, lay it in a glass bowl of water, and it opens up for a day or two, with the most gorgeously, dense – smelling aroma all through the house.

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      1. Amy Saab says:

        Your compliment is extraordinary! Thank you so much. I didn’t smell anything from those blossoms that day, as a matter of fact, I didn’t know they had a scent! I will have to find a tree in bloom & stick my nose in. Thank you! ~amy

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