I have two Magnolia trees in my front yard. One produces pale pink flowers, and the other port wine. At least they did.
For the first five Winters that I occupied this house, both trees flowered beautifully. I bought my house in late June, during the time of year when the tree branches are bare. Back then I knew very little about trees, plants and gardening and didn't even know what those two trees were! I remember my surprise, and delight, when they flowered a few weeks after I moved in. The Magnolias truly made my front yard look so beautiful in the bleakness of Winter! And the colour only lasts a few short weeks.
|With flowers like this|
|And like this|
Both of the photos above were taken in August 2010. My Magnolia trees haven't flowered since, and I feel ripped off! I'm sure the possums do too (the possums eat the flowers... and poop all over my yard!).
Last year, I waited... and waited... and waited to see my trees flower. They didn't. This year is looking like a repeat of last. Sadly, so far, both trees are showing no signs of flowers. No buds. Nothing. I'm not happy! The trees still dropped all their leaves, leaving them (excuse the pun) for me to pick up. I did the time... now I should reap the reward, being the enjoyment of the gorgeous flowers. It's only fair. At least I think so.
So I'm waiting... waiting... waiting... for my very bare Magnolia trees to flower. I'm sure the possums are waiting too!
|So far all I've got this year is this!|
Do you have Magnolia trees? Do they always flower?