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2017 - Brugmansia
2017 - Snowflakes (Leucojum)
2016 - Sweet potato harvest today #garden #food #grow #sweetpotato #plants #nature
2016 - Woodland Scene #woodland #forest #garden #oakland #outdoors #gardenersnotebook #nature #california #tree #pine #conifer
2016 - Snowflakes (Leucojum) #garden #gardenersnotebook #flowers #plants #white #whiteflowers #nature #leucojum #snowflakes
2015 - Photos/Video: LA DWP Tree Giveaway Today
2014 - Garden Alphabet: Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
Also from 2013 - Garden History: Wisteria blooms in Davis Garden (Locust Valley, New York), 1930
2012 - Photo: Pond at Japanese Garden
2010 - Great Backyard Bird Count Bird Walk at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area

Garden Alphabet: Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia/Tulip Tree)

Magnolia x soulangeana aka Tulip Tree or Saucer Magnolia is very popular here in the San Fernando Valley. I find myself passing these small trees almost everywhere I drive these days. Perhaps I am noticing them more, too, as this is the time of year when they call seem to bloom together. It is a one-a-year show, though, with the trees returning to leafy green for the majority of the year. Still, their dramatic flowering does make quite a statement each spring and makes the small tree very worth it.

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Magnolia × soulangeana (saucer magnolia) is a hybrid plant in the genus Magnolia and family Magnoliaceae. It is a deciduous tree with large, early-blooming flowers in various shades of white, pink, and purple. It is one of the most commonly used magnolias in horticulture, being widely planted in the British Isles, especially in the south of England; and in the United States, especially the east and west coasts.[2]– Wikipedia.org

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