What’s the best Yellow-flowering Magnolia?

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What’s the best Yellow-flowering Magnolia?

Monday, April 28, 2014

I have gotten several requests to recommend the best new “yellow-flowering magnolia.”  It’s a tough question to answer so here are some pictures of Powell Gardens’ new yellow-flowering Magnolias.  Most are still greenish or creamy and combinations of yellow but I find that combination quite beautiful! Here’s Magnolia ‘Sunsation’ with large flowers of substance and … Read More

The Early Kobus-Star Magnolias

Friday, April 11, 2014

Our finest early blooming “precocious” Magnolias originate from Japan.  They are from three closely related species the Anise Magnolia (M. salicifolia), Kobus Magnolia (M. kobus) and Star Magnolia (M. stellata). Their early bloom previews our native wild plums and redbuds and their flowers do have some frost resistance so they are not reduced to brown … Read More

Meet An Instructor: Janet Bonsall

Monday, April 7, 2014

This month, I am happy to introduce a new instructor to our line up – Janet Bonsall teaching Photography in the Gardens, Saturday, April 26. (Photo courtesy of Janet Bonsall) Janet is well traveled, studying abroad in London and teaching photography courses in Britain, Paris, the Alps, The Netherlands and Italy. Many remember her from … Read More