Sunday, May 2, 2010

Magnolia liliflora 'Betty'



I planted this magnolia the first time 4 or 5 years ago and then moved it 3 years ago.  Until this year she has not bloomed for me.   I am just thrilled to see the magnificent bloom on this wee shrub as she is still not very tall.  At maturity it should be 8ft tall with an equal spread.  That may be a while for this little girl.  Mary at DearLittleRedHouse  is again hosting Mosiac Monday.  I hope that you will join us.  We love to show off what makes us happy.  Happy Gardening Week.

23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful magnolia bloom! You made a veyr pretty mosaic!

Lavender Cottage said...

Betty's a beauty! Like the colours of that miniature iris in your previous post.
Judith

Bobbi said...

Just beautiful! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

Queenmothermamaw said...

That mosaic is gorgeous. So happy to see all the flowers and colors now that it is spring. Blessings
QMM

Snap said...

Valerie,

Beautiful mosaic. Give her time, she certainly came around for you this year!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

That bloom was worth waiting for...congrats!!!

EG Wow said...

Nice mosaic, Valerie!

Debbie said...

Valeria you Magnolia sure is a happy one! Those are beautiful photos you created a great mosaic. You will love the modge podge I tell ya! Fun! Have a great day!

Janice said...

ooh I love Magnolia trees, they are so beautiful. Great Mosaic.

Jeanne said...

How wonderful that your efforts paid off and it's bloomed again. Gorgeous!

LDH said...

I have always admired Magnolia trees but have never had one. Didn't realize they come in bush size. The ones I have seen are very tall trees. The flowers make a lovely mosaic!

32˙North said...

I do the same thing - am always moving things around in the garden! You must have been thrilled to get your first bloom!

Amanda

Atticmag said...

The one tree I truly would love to add. Glorious mosaic. Jane F.

Grace and Bradley said...

We had the same one in our previous house. I tried to trim it into a tree but never succeed. Love you composit.

Bellesanbeaus said...

She is stunning!!! I so love mags...I also didn't know they came in smaller sizes...hmmmm there is that bare spot by the garage!!! Your giving me ideas!!! Your pictures are gorgeous! Beth

Johnny Nutcase said...

gorgeous flower and great mosaic - lovely photos!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You took such beautiful magnolia photographs of both blossom and bud. Valerie. Wonderful mosaic!

Steph said...

Oh, what a lovely magnolia. I haven't ever seen a pink one. I'm so glad it bloomed for you. My sister is a Master Gardener in NC and I love asking her questions. I hope you have a wonderful day.

A Garden of Threads said...

Yah, she has finially flowered. Congrats. Take care.

Shelle said...

such pretty pictures and collage for such a pretty flower...it truly is exquisite.

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous mosaic!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Pretty bloom...... don't believe I have seen this shrub before.Trish

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I loved looking around at all of your awesome garden shots! I have the same little iris below and the dark purple one in the post above is called Candy Apple - I have that one too ;)

It has been very dry and so windy here in Wisconsin also.

Thanks for your visit!

~Susan