Green Thumb Sunday: Magnolia, turning

Magnolia, turning

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16 Responses to “Green Thumb Sunday: Magnolia, turning”


  1. 1 kate September 23, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Ah, autumn leaves … my garden is covered in fallen yellow leaves… now I’m looking forward to spring again!

  2. 2 inadvertentgardener September 23, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    Kate, yes…I hate to not live in the moment and appreciate the seasons as they come, but as beautiful as Fall is, it is a harbinger of winter for me. I hate that…

  3. 3 Heather September 23, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks for the big downer. Thank goodness the trees around me aren’t changing yet. I like the fall weather, but I’m not looking forward to putting my first garden to bed.

  4. 4 inadvertentgardener September 23, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Heather, our trees here started changing a couple of weeks ago, which I have been in denial about for awhile, obviously. Putting the garden to bed is definitely sad…I’m not pleased about putting my second one to bed, either!

  5. 5 Aiyana September 23, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    I didn’t know Magnolia was deciduous! I learn something new every GTS. Great photo.
    Aiyana

  6. 6 Chigiy September 23, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    Time to get out the rake and the pumpkins.
    My kids are bugging me to make pumkin pie.
    More cooking less gardening.

  7. 7 inadvertentgardener September 23, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    Aiyana, I wonder if there are different magnolia varieties that aren’t? This one is, for sure. It’s sad…soon its leaves will be all over the yard…

    Chigiy, that’s hilarious — I was just in the kitchen thinking about how I will have so much more time to cook when I’m not gardening. :-) Great minds…

  8. 8 TopVeg September 23, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    Another sign of autumn! Magnolia is a magnificent shrub!

  9. 9 farmingfriends September 23, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    I love the magnolia and I love it when we get different coloured leaves.
    Sara from farmingfriends

  10. 10 inadvertentgardener September 23, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    TopVeg, it’s a beautiful tree. And yes, definitely another sign that the season has officially changed…

    Sara, glad you love the magnolia, too!

  11. 11 anniebetty September 23, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    Yes. There are different magnolia varieties. That picture looks like a magnolia cuminata (sp?), which is also called a cucumber magnolia. It does loose its leaves. It’s a lot different than the ones in the south, which have shinier leaves, which they don’t loose (I don’t think they do anyway …)

    End of lesson. :-)

  12. 12 inadvertentgardener September 23, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    AB, you are the best at helping me with plant IDs! I love it — thank you for tonight’s installment. :-)

  13. 13 galeria September 24, 2007 at 6:48 am

    autumn is here and i hope I can enjoy cleaning.

    have a great week!

  14. 14 inadvertentgardener September 24, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Galeria, I never enjoy cleaning…just enjoy it when it stops! :-) Have a great week, too.

  15. 15 nikkipolani September 25, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    Is this the magnolia that surprised you with some blooms earlier? Cool shot – almost as if the color were changing as you watched.

  16. 16 inadvertentgardener September 25, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    Nikkipolani, that’s the same magnolia — and yes, it definitely looks like it’s turning colors as I stood there. Luckily that was not the case. That would depress me. (I mean, it would depress me after I said the big wow.)


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