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Southern Magnolia Blossom

Updated on December 6, 2015

Magnolia Blossom

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Southern Magnolia Trees Bloom In Late Spring Or Early Summer


All over the South, in the Springtime, you can see and smell the blooming Southern Magnolia Tree and what a sight it is to behold!

The fragrance of the magnolia blossom is like none other and hard to describe but one whiff and you will know what I am talking about. The blossoms are beautiful from the time the bud forms until they are in full bloom. These sometimes huge blossoms give a new meaning to the term White on White. Just look at all the shades of white against all the gorgeous shades of green. Isn't it amazing.Note: This page was created on May 28, 2009 and is updated on a regular basis with new Southern Magnolia Tree Pictures and information. Hope you enjoy and thank you for visiting.

Photo Credit: Southern Magnolia Tree Blossom Picture by Nancy Hellams aka OhMe - not to be copied.

Magnolia Blossom Opening

Blossom of Southern Magnolia Tree
Blossom of Southern Magnolia Tree

What is the Southern Magnolia Tree?

The Southern Magnolia leaves are so beautiful and the blossoms smell wonderful. I love to cut the blossoms and bring them inside but they don't last long at all, unfortunately.

According to Wikipedia about Magnolia Grandiflora, the Southern Magnolia Tree is also called the Bull Bay Magnolia but the scientific name is Magnolia Grandiflora and it is natural to the Southeastern United States. Click the link to learn more from Wikipedia about the Southern Magnolia Tree. Wikipedia says that the timber is heavy and hard and often used for furniture but I don't think I have ever had a piece of Magnolia Wood furniture. Hmmmmmmm. I am going to have to check on that.The Southern Magnolia Tree is often seen on College Campuses throughout the Southeastern United States.Photo by OhMe

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I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I would love to hear about your Magnolia Tree in the Guestbook below.

Magnolia Trees are wonderful for making memories for your children and grandchildren because they are sturdy and will live through several generations. Even though the one that I passed on my way to elementary school did not belong to us, it felt like it did. Today when I stand under that wonderful old tree, the memories just gush forth and it is such a good feeling.

Potted Southern Magnolia Tree

9GreenBox - Southern Magnolia Tree - 4'' Pot
9GreenBox - Southern Magnolia Tree - 4'' Pot

This is a great gift for a new homeowner and then they can watch it grow and get bigger year after year and remember their first year in their new home.

 

This Majestic Southern Magnolia Tree Was Standing When I Was A Child - Many Magnolias are in bloom in our town but this one will always be my favorite

Yes, this Majestic Magnolia Tree was on the route we took to school back in the 50's and I have climbed up it's branches and absorbed its breath taking beauty and inhaled its unforgettable aroma.I would estimate that this stately tree is at least 40 feet tall and 30 feet wide.

Note: Due to the fact that this tree was interfering with driver's vision, it was trimmed dramatically. I just hated to see it happen but certainly understand why it was necessary. I don't adapt easily to change so it has been difficult to take.Photo by OhMe

The Strong Limbs of the Southern Magnolia Tree Demand You To Look In Awe

I think a swing would be wonderful hanging from one of these strong limbs. When I was young we had a tire swing on our Mimosa Tree and I did some of best thinking on that swing. There is just something comforting about being under or on these strong limbs. The sturdy limbs look like they are inviting me to come closer. I always felt like I was being embraced by mother nature or the good Lord above.

The owner of this tree today is a descendent of the person who owned it when I was a child. I have had fun sharing my memories of their tree with the family. They have a young son and I hope he is making lots of fun memories at "my" tree, too. Maybe I should spend some time with him and tell him how much this tree means to me.



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Plant A Southern Magnolia In Honor Of Your Child

We planted our Southern Magnolia Tree when our son was born so it has always been known as his tree. He grew by leaps and bounds and so did his tree. It is fun to take a picture of your child standing by the tree every year on their birthday. Our son is now 34 years old and measures 6 ft 4 inches. His Magnolia Tree is over 30 feet tall. He still calls it "my tree" and is very proud of it.

All the shades of green really give the tree depth beyond comprehension. The new growth is a bright and shining green with the older growth various stages of Olive to Hunter greens. It is an evergreen so we often cut the Magnolia Leaves at Christmastime to use with our decorations. After washing off all the dirt and dust, I shine them up a bit with Cooking Oil and they look so pretty on my mantle.

My mom decorated with Magnolia Leaves and Pine Cones. I remember one year when I was probably around 12 years old, the local Garden Club decorated our new home for a Holiday House Tour. They used shiny Magnolia Leaves on the mantle and pinecones. I feel sure it was my mom's idea for she was very active in the garden club. The pinecones were sprayed with just a touch of gold and they used a thick rope that was sprayed gold, too. The rope intertwined among the cones and leaves. It was really very beautiful and so unique.

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Southern Magnolia grandiflora - Bonsai/Oudoors - Fragrant - 4" Pot
Southern Magnolia grandiflora - Bonsai/Oudoors - Fragrant - 4" Pot

The Magnolia leaves are wonderful to decorate with. I use the leaves on my Mantle every Christmas. I even cut some Southern Magnolia Tree branches and stick them in the planters around the house to replace the flowers that have died over the winter. They hold up for about the whole month of December. Other decorations or plants can be stuck in the planters with the Magnolia branches such as holly or Nandina berries.

 

Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia- A Life in Poems - by Patricia Neely Dorsey

I received a message on Face Book from Patricia Neely-Dorsey directing me to her link Patricia Neely-Dorsey "A CELEBRATION OF THE SOUTH AND THINGS SOUTHERN" about this book and I am so glad that I did. It sounds wonderful and even though we have never met, I can tell that we share an appreciation for the beautiful Southern Magnolia.She also said that she enjoyed reading this page:Update: I ordered Patricia's book and treasure it.

Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems
Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia-A Life in Poems

On her website, Patricia Neely-Dorsey says this about her book:My book Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia is a true celebration of the south and things southern. Using childhood memories, personal thoughts and dreams, I attempt to give a positive glimpse into the southern way of life. There are so many negative connotations associated with Mississippi and the south in general. I want to show a flip side of the coin.There is much to love about this much maligned and misunderstood part of our country. I would really love for you to get to KNOW Mississippi (and the south) in a different light and I want to introduce you. I invite you to Meet Mississippi Through Poetry, Prose and the written word.

 

The Magnolia Tree by Patricia Neely Dorsey

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My Favorite Magnolia Blossom Photo

This is one of my most favorite photos and I have taken many of Southern Magnolia Blossoms.  One of these days I am going to paint a picture of this one.
This is one of my most favorite photos and I have taken many of Southern Magnolia Blossoms. One of these days I am going to paint a picture of this one.

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      Melody Lassalle 2 years ago from California

      What a magnificent tree! I was looking at that top photo of the blossom. It reminds me so much of Georgia O'Keefe's work. Well done!

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      Bellezza-Decor 4 years ago from Canada

      These are one of my favorite trees. I noticed many years ago, further down on our street several gorgeous pinkish flowering trees and was surprised to see them growing in our cooler climate. They're probably a slightly different variety than your Whites. But I would plant one if we ever moved again.

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      These trees are so beautiful. We had one in our front yard when we lived in Virginia. Thank you for publishing this lens.

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      geosum 4 years ago

      Nice lens. I had a neighbor with a magnolia tree when I lived in Gettysburg. Always bloomed early in the spring.

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      pigwear 4 years ago

      My wife and I planted a Southern Magnolia 12 years ago on our Anniversary when we moved into a new home and so we affectionately refer to it as the Anniversary Tree. Their beauty and aroma is greater than any other tree you will find. Great lens.

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      What beautiful trees. My garden is too small for a magnolia, but they look wonderful.

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      May Matthew 4 years ago

      Very beautiful flowers and trees. I would like to say that subtropical magnolia trees in Hong Kong look very different. The flowers are white and small, smaller than the small finger and they give a very nice fragrance that I like very much.

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      How pretty - delightful of you to share about your Southern Magnolia tree

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      flowski lm 4 years ago

      Magnolias are so sweet smelling if you can catch them in the spring.

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I've always loved magnolias. My mother is from the South so I assume I get it from her. *blessed

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Hi, I remember liking this lens but now I am back to bless it. I love flowers and some day I'll be in the south when these glorious blossoms are in full bloom..... I promise.

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      srsddn lm 4 years ago

      The Magnolia tree is majestic and so is the flower.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      The magnolia flower is beautiful! I've never seen one in person but would love to. Bet they smell delicious!

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      Pat 4 years ago from Midwest, USA

      I have a different type of Magnolia tree in my yard. It's beautiful, but the blossoms are smaller and it doesn't have the fragrance of the tree featured on this page.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Very beautiful lens

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      Im2keys 4 years ago

      Beautiful! What a lovely lens :o)

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      casquid 4 years ago

      Breathtaking! I love Magnolia Trees. My friends that live in South Carolina have them in their yard. Beautiful lens!Thanks for visiting my lens Fun Facts Of The Year 1948 and liking it. I enjoyed making that lens.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @WebMarketingPro: Thank you so much for stopping by this page to enjoy a virtual scent. I wish there was someway to add smell to a computer's capabilities. Wouldn't that be something.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: I am not sure and would hate to tell you wrong. Maybe you should check with a local nursery. Sorry, wish I could help.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      WOULD A SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA GROW IN INDIANA?

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      WebMarketingPro 4 years ago

      I love magnolias, and you had amazing photos of my favorite versions of the blossoms. I often go for walks and stop at any blossoming magnolia tree on my way to enjoy their wonderful scent.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @SusannaDuffy: Oh wow, I did not know they grew in Australia. Thanks for letting me know.

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      Susanna Duffy 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      These stunningly beautiful magnolia trees have been introduced into Australia. My next door neighbour has one which, oh heavens, hangs over my front garden. Superb!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love these magnificent trees, not only do they give shelter they increase the oxygen level, they make earth clean and green. I adore the beautiful magnolia flowers that come in white and pink blossoms, a beautiful page on "Magnolia".

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      eccles1 4 years ago

      When I was young living in Mississippi we were surrounded with these trees they were beautiful but their scent you never forget.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Makes me miss home (Georgia)

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      Mandy Stradley 5 years ago

      We had a magnolia out front growing up. It was beautiful when it would bloom!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      The magnolia trees are blooming in Los Angeles right now. They're so beautiful.

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      BarbaraCasey 5 years ago

      Nifty lens. Your Zazzle store is huge. I like your collage card and stamp idea a lot. And, of course, the magnolias. Blessings.

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      ForestBear LM 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens, I love magnolia trees.

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      I just love your idea of planting a tree for our children. :)

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      I haven't seen any of these flowers this year yet, but I did see them last year.

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      lisann-hall 5 years ago

      Living in Virginia I anxiously await the blooming of the magnolia blossoms each year. I, too, have a favorite tree but mine sits in the front of the town's oldest post office. It is usually the first to bloom on the street and always has the most and the biggest flowers. Love them! Thanks for sharing such a great lens!

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      I love Magnolia tree...one of the most beautiful flowers...Thx also for your squidlike...

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      I love Magnolias...so very pretty!

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      So beautiful. My husband just noticed a Magnolia Tree at our grocery store. I love your slide show of the flowers opening up. That is amazing. Thank you for sharing such beauty with us. I actually planted a Magnolia Tree in the yard of a duplex we were selling. It was supposed to be able to endure winters where we planted it.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Our state flower in MS was the Magnolia flower where I was raised in the NE corner of the state! A very lovely and memorable article. :)

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      RedShoesGirl 5 years ago

      i love magnolias.i love the way they smell and i remember that as a child i had a magnolia tree in front of my house.beautiful lens.

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I've always loved the southern Magnolia Trees and have just returned to the South (Savannah) where I can fully enjoy them once again! Your photos here (and subsequent Zazzle items) are outstanding!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      What a beautiful lens! We have a few magnolia trees where I live but they do need to be well protected in the winter. Although none that I have seen can compete with the one you showed here we count our blessings that we can grow at all in our valley.Angel blessings!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      WE HAVE A MAGNOLIA TREE 6 0R 7 YEARS OLD, HAS NOT BLOOMED YET. WHAT IS WRONG ? mR WILLIAM ADAMS

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I grew up in Alabama in a neighborhood with lots of beautiful magnolia trees. Your lens brought back good memories for me. Thanks for sharing this lens with us. All the best.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful magnolia trees indeed.

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      Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

      We have a beautiful Magnolia tree, and I look forward to the days in early spring when the tree is in full bloom. You can detect the sweet fragrance from almost anywhere in the front yard.

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      Loulie LM 5 years ago

      I am a Georgia girl and will always love magnolias!! :) Great lens. BTW, you could add a blurb/clip of "Sugar Magnolia," a song by the Grateful Dead.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I can smell it from here and it feels just like Spring!Blessed by a Squidoo Angel

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      Rob Hemphill 5 years ago from Ireland

      We had so many Magnolia trees in our garden in Kenya. As a boy, I can remember climbing over and through them - the smell of the flowers was gorgeous.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      I love Magnolia Tree, and your lens is great. I come back to pin and spread Angel dust to it.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      What a wonderful thing to do.....planting a magnolia tree when your son was born and taking yearly pictures. More than a keepsake.....that's family history you're creating! (I was sorry to read of the trimming of the tree from your youth). :( Why couldn't they just move the road? :) Your page deserves a blessing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I can almost smell the sweet fragrance from here! :)

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      MGuberti 5 years ago

      Wow, the plants, flowers, and trees look amazing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I never knew magnolias could grow as large, really beautiful

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      What lovely magnolia trees! We occasionally see them here, but I'm afraid ours are rather puny compared to these beauties!

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      Missmerfaery444 5 years ago

      Very beautiful! Love these trees, would definitely like to plant one in our garden.

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      I have always loved magnolias. When I was a kid, I climbed in magnolia branches. It was one of my secret places to go and think. Blessings!

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      I have always loved magnolias. When I was a kid, I climbed in magnolia branches. It was one of my secret places to go and think. Blessings!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I have several magnolia prints framed and hanging in my house. Such a beautiful flower. There is also a smaller, almost dwarf magnolia that we have growing by the house in Florida. Not enough space for the large sized one.

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      davenjilli lm 5 years ago

      Beautiful trees. We had one growing in our front yard of the first house I bought (a million years ago now)

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      I live in Colorado where you never see a magnolia. But last summer I went to a retreat in Virginia where we planted a magnolia tree during a ceremony. Beautiful blooms - and I enjoyed your photos and products.

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      Ilona E 5 years ago from Ohio

      Beautifully done lens. I look forward to exploring more of your work. I love your story telling abilities!

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      I never knew magnolias could grow as large as the one you show in the "Magestic Tree" photo. And I love how you planted a tree for your son and take the yearly photos of him next to it.

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      I never knew magnolias could grow as large as the one you show in the "Magestic Tree" photo. And I love how you planted a tree for your son and take the yearly photos of him next to it.

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Love these beautiful trees! Thanks for creating this special lens!

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 5 years ago

      Looking at a Magnolia tree is like experiencing pre-history ... they are said to have been around for over 20 million years. Enchanting photographs ... and lens.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      There are a few magnolia trees in my neighborhood and I confess that sometimes I steal a blossom or two. Angel blessed lens.

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      Sherry Venegas 5 years ago from La Verne, CA

      This is so interesting. We only have a few of these in California. I am adding this to the link list in Magnolias for Home Décor.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens! Reminded me of my upbringing in the south, smelling the wonderful aroma of magnolias.

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      James W. Friedrich 5 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

      You are making me homesick! I used to live in North Carolina. As I write, I am looking out at a snowy, blizzardly day in Michigan.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      Beautiful photos and interesting lens. My neighbor in Florida has a magnolia tree...lucky for me!

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      Great lens! There are many magnolias in my home city, but mostly the size of a young tree. I've never seen such a beautiful large and tall magnolia trees and I can imagine how magnificent it looks during the blossom season. Makes me wish for spring to come :)

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      hysongdesigns 5 years ago

      I love magnolias; I lived in East Texas awhile and we had them around in the woods. There are a few here in town and they have grown pretty big so I might try one and see how it goes.

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      These are gorgeous photographs. I did not know anything about southern magnolia trees. Delightful!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 5 years ago from Michigan

      I've never seen a magnolia tree in personj, but those are beautiful flowers. Any idea how old the magnolia tree which you used to pass while going to school is? It looks like it's been around a good long time.

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      akumar46 lm 5 years ago

      The Magnolia flowers are very beautiful.

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      sushilkin lm 5 years ago

      Wow! Nice tree !!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      I indeed have come back :) Today, on our "back to school" bus tour, I am visiting the garden category and I am leaving you with angel blessings.

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      ellagis 6 years ago

      There are also a lot of magnolia trees in Italy too, and I love them. They're beautiful, and their flowers have a delicious smell. Very nice lens!

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      MamaRuth 6 years ago

      I loved your photos on this lens. Magnolia trees are such a beautiful part of the South. (I watched my granddaughter having fun climbing one yesterday).

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Beautiful photography! And very interesting information on a very lovely tree.

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      nuestraherencia 6 years ago

      Lovely lens with great information. I love Magnolias. You are right when you say their fragrance is like none other...wonderful!

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      pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

      Beautiful, beautiful lens!! I have never visited the south, but would love to. I especially like the poem you included. :D

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      DianaJillian 6 years ago

      Very cool lens. I always see magnolia trees around here, but they're a bit smaller than the tree pictured. I wonder if they're considered something else.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      So beautiful! Living in the north, I seldom get to see magnolias, but I think they're one of nature's most beautiful gifts. I didn't realize the trees were so big. Wonderful lens!

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Gorgeous lens. I love magnolias. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful flower with us.

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      victorianpassage 6 years ago

      Having lived in the south I know how wonderful these smell! Wonderful lens!

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      efriedman 6 years ago

      Beautiful photos - it's evening here, and I could almost imagine the fragrance. I grew up in northeast Texas with southern magnolias but live far away now. Thanks for making this reminder.

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      MSBeltran1 6 years ago

      So gorgeous... one of the benefits of living in the south.

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      stevie10772 6 years ago

      I adore your lens and have always wanted a magnolia tree. The first thing I did when moving into my new home with a small backyard was to plant a tulip tree, my Japanese Magnolia tree. I see someone calling it a Jane Magnolia tree here. I adore the fact that it blooms every year around Valentine's Day. Thank you much for covering this beloved topic!

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      BeyondRoses 6 years ago

      When Mom was older, she lived at a lake, and on the little walk down to the water, there was a huge magnolia tree. You have reminded me of the lovely fragrance and the time, photos were taken of (her, my young son, and me) beneath the splendid blossoms one Easter Sunday. It was long ago ... Lovely lens.

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      beautiful lens

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      A lovely lens about a lovely tree with beautiful fragrant flowers, too!

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      Darcie French 6 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Soooo pretty! What a blessing to behold. Lovely lens, many thanks.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I took pics of pink magnolias recently and have them at my Zazzle store and a very cool pic I call Flower in the Sky which I even made into a lens here. They are beautiful flowers to me.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Jhangora LM: Thanks. I will take care of that.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      I love magnolias! We live in upstate New York so we don't have your amazing Southern Magnolias but where I used to live has a pretty nice magnolia in the front yard. I still drive by and look at it in the spring!

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      Such a beautiful tree. I live to far north to enjoy such a beauty. Lovely lens. It makes me want a magnolia tree. :) Blessed.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love magnolia trees. They are majestic and the aroma of the flower is second to none!

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      The Magnolia flower reminds me of Lotus, really beautiful. I'd like to point out a typo - Magestic in "This Magestic Tree Was Standing When I Was A Child" should read Majestic. Great Lens!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      These look like the new flower pictures I took. I hope they are magnolias that I have since I called them that. Mine are pink, but they look like yours!

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      jolou 6 years ago

      The magnolia trees are wonderful! We have them here where I live in Victoria BC as well, they are blooming now. Great lens.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      the close up of the flower is breathtaking! thank you for this refreshing lens! cheers

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Kiss Me, I'm Irish! Lucky Leprechaun Blessings by a Squidoo Angel

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Adding a kiss for luck on this St. Patrick's Day!

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      Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Cool lens. I never lived far enough South (only North Carolina) to have any, but loved them & their smell. I remember the cool ones in The Big Chill.

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Nice lens

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Nice lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I grew up in the south and magnolias hold a special place in my heart. I even used fresh magnolias at my wedding! Great lens :).

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      maryrussel 6 years ago

      I wish we had magnolia trees here. Your photos are breathtaking.

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      Tyla MacAllister 6 years ago

      I'm a southerner and I love magnolias. Both of my grandmothers had beautiful magnolia trees in their Alabama front yards. I really wish I had room for one. There's nothing like the scent of magnolia flowers.*Blessed by a Squid Angel.*

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      KateW39 6 years ago

      This is a very informative lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      scar4 6 years ago

      In front of my house, there is a garden where magnolia will be in full bloom during the early July, the time I came back to spend my summer vacation. I can smell it now!

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      Magnolias have always been one of my favorites. God had fun when he made these. Another favorite is Gardenias. I wonder if they're related?

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      BarbaraCasey 6 years ago

      My neighbor has a magnificent magnolia tree that I run over to photograph each time it blooms. I have a few of his blossoms featured on my Zazzle shop. Like you, I really think that magnolias are special. Great lens, thanks.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! This is FANTASTIC! I so wish my climate would be better for growing magnolias! We do have a variety of the magnolia up here in Iowa, but it's not as beautiful as your images.

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      SilverLotus1 6 years ago

      I love magnolias!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Magnolias make for such beautiful bushes in the garden.

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I had never seen a magnolia tree until I moved to Vancouver. At first I didn't like them. They looked unusual with their giant flowers and almost no leaves. Now I've come to love these beautiful trees. People here call them tulip trees, in jest. They do resemble a tulip a little bit.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      They are the most amazing flower! The scent and the texture and the look of them! Wow!

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      jdwheeler 6 years ago

      Living in Alabama, there are magnolia trees everywhere. They are so unique. The only bad part is when you have to cut the grass around them. Those cones are like missiles coming out of the side of the mower!

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      MissBuffySpears 6 years ago

      Magnolia trees are beautiful. I have a lens on the Magnolia Manor in Cairo IL. They named it that because there are so many Magnolia trees surrounding the area. Wonderful lens!

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      WorldVisionary3 6 years ago

      Beautiful pictures!

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      jgelien 6 years ago

      As a child I did not live in a southern state. We lived in the California bay area but we did have a huge, gloriously fragrant magnolia tree next to our driveway. I remember being amazed at how enormous the blossoms could get and how you could breathe the scent from a distance. Thanks for the memories.

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      Draconius LM 6 years ago

      I love trees they come in all shapes and sizes and stand the tests of time. I live in the ozark mountains in Arkansas and couldn't imagine life without trees. I don't have a magnolia tree yet but am wanting to add one of these magnificent trees to my landscape. A Blessing for your lens.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      I love my Magnolia Trees.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The tree is as beautiful as the flowers! I love the idea of planting a tree when your child is born. My kids would have loved having their own special tree.

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      I've already rated this one so a fav from me...I have to say I think the Magnolia is one of the most beautiful flowers...and how lucky you are you get to see, smell and photograph them! I just love that poster! Thank you by the way, for blessing my lenses...I sincerely appreciate it!

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      devilsworkshopc 6 years ago

      Magnolias are gorgeous. They always remind me of Foghorn Leghorn relaxing under one of them.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a beautifl lens and how lucky you are to have these, I wish I could have something this beautiful in our yard! - Kathy

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      ThomasC 6 years ago

      Spread your wings and fly! This lens has been blessed by a Squidoo Angel! Congrats and keep doing a super duper job! ThomasC

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      MeganCasey 6 years ago

      I have such a fondness for these graceful, powerful trees. Thank you for making me feel like I have one in my backyard, just from reading your lens.

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      Robin S 6 years ago from USA

      These are so lovely!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      They smell so good!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      I have two magnolia trees in my back yard. I wish I had more. I love it when they bloom.Thanks for sharingLizzy

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      A very enjoyable read - thanks! I love the picture of the magestic one by the stop sign from your youth!

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      I really enjoyed your magnolia lens. That huge magnolia tree is awesome! I am lensrolling this to my magnolia blossoms lens.

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Gorgeous lens! I love it! Blessing it! p.s. my great grandma was from Oklahoma and used to say y'all come back now, ya hear. I noticed you said at the guestbook. Charming! I love Southern charm

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      nelabai 7 years ago

      No magnolia trees here in Lithuania, these are beautiful!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Does anyone know if all magnolia trees bloom? There are two in an emptly lot near my house that haven't bloomed in the three years we've lived here (Pensacola, FL).

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Does anyone know if all magnolia trees bloom? There are two in an emptly lot near my house that haven't bloomed in the three years we've lived here (Pensacola, FL).

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      These are beautiful trees. I wish we had some around here in MA, but then I'd have no reason to visit South Carolina. They're really impressive to see in person.

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      ulla_hennig 7 years ago

      Beautiful pictures! And the zazzle notecards are wonderful.

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      Yvonne L. B. 7 years ago from Covington, LA

      We had a southern Magnolia tree in our front yard, too. Both Al & I love Magnolias. In fact, I had Magnolia cones in my bridal bouquet and on the wedding arch. Great lens.

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Congratulations for the great review from Holley. I can almost smell the magnolias now. :)

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      KarenTBTEN 7 years ago

      Very nice! It's interesting some of the similarities between things that are growing in South Carolina and what's growing here in Western Washington. There are magnolias here but not necessarily Southern magnolias.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Yes, it was Holleys review that had me heading over here Nancy. We have magnolias in the UK but there's barely any scent.What a lovely idea to plant a tree on the birth of your son.Beautiful pictures and beautiful writing.

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      Holley Web 7 years ago

      Surprise Nancy! I'm so glad you enjoyed the review. Now I can comment here. What a gorgeous presentation of this magnificent symbol of the South! Don't forget to get your badge!

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Congratulations on Holley's beautiful Squidoo Lens Review of this lens this morning! I love this lens and the magnolias!

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      What a magnificent ode to the magnolia! Ohme, that magnolia tree must feel like one of your oldest and dearest friends. Thanks to Holley and Squidoo Lens Reviews for pointing out this page.

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      This is one of my favorite trees. Always have I planted one in my gardens but not now. Never have I seen one as big as that in the picture which you obviously have great affection for. I am lensrolling this to and featuring it on Fun in the Great Outdoors. Top marks and thanks for sharing thisNorma

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      The Magnolias will be blooming again soon.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Oh so very beautiful! Angel Blessed!!!

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      special thanks for introducing me this magnolia trees. what a lovely flower.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Beautiful. I don't think I have seen a magnolia tree before. Blessed by a Squidoo Angel (if you want, you can add your link at Angel Blessings from Pukeko)

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      devilsworkshopc 7 years ago

      Lovely photos!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Lovely photos and just a wonderful lens! My Grandmother has a magnolia tree. It is a sort of dwarf I guess because it just doesn't get any taller than 5 feet. It blooms though and they are wonderful. Thank you for your comments on my pinecone lens. :)

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      Chappelle 7 years ago

      Great Lens! 5******

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      southshoretees 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens, and beautiful trees! Great looking posters.

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      southshoretees 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens, and beautiful trees! Great looking posters.

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      love magnolias, they do remind me of the South. Love the lens, too. Angel blessed.

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      editionh 7 years ago

      100 points for this one Nancy:),great images. I love magnolias, however in our climate blooms disappear to fast.

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      Bellezza-Decor 7 years ago from Canada

      I love magnolias too. Thanks you for your blessing!

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I love the Southern Magnolia. When we lived in Pennsylvania we had 6 huge trees in our yard. I will never forget the amazing fragrance. It is the one thing I will miss the most from my PA yard. I love this lens.

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      Excellent lens. A beautiful tree

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Magnolias are gorgeous! I love all magnolias. My favorite magnolia is a Little Gem, only because it is smaller and will fit in my backyard:) I love that coffee cup too! I just might need that for Christmas

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      I love trees, and these Magnolias are a site to behold!Angels live in those trees and bless this gorgeous lens!!

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      seashell2 7 years ago

      Wonderful, I love the Magnolia tree. I have had success selling Magnolia's on postage in my zazzle store. They are such a beautiful bloom.

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      stevie10772 7 years ago

      This lens made me warm all over and I had smiles all over my face as I read it. I'm glad I live in the land of Magnolias! - Thank you for contributing to the education of others regarding these stately southern trees. I think I'll go take a drive! ~ Stephanie

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Do you know my dear that it was a couple of Sundays ago that we returned home to find a big old pile of well TREE in our neighbor's backyard! It was a Magnolia Tree that he finally got permission for the board to cut down. It was a beautiful shade tree, but was placed too close to his house. At least we still have these at the entrance of our community.

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      NKenge 8 years ago

      Nice lens, I love the way they smell. 5***** (*_*)

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      i loooove magnolias. i grew up with one, had one at my last house - but, sadly, i am missing one here.

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      Tarra99 8 years ago

      I love love love these flowers! They look so amazing on the zazzle products & the poster...fab pics!Thanks for popping into my Shepherds Pie lens recently - I appreciate it!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to robin] Hi Robin. BJ is a friend of mine and she sent the following reply. She also said that unfortunately she did not have any pictures. Just as a side note: BJ sang at our wedding!Here is her response: Our neighbor was a florist, and she experimented for days about how to do the bridesmaids' magnolia blossoms with blossoms from the tree in our front yard.....how far ahead she could pick it, how long it would take the blossom to open, in the heat of June. I remember she wrapped the one stem with white satin ribbon, but there was no bow or anything hanging down. Just the one magnolia blossom and a few, maybe 3, green leaves. I am pretty sure she must have included something underneath the satin wrap to keep moisture in the stem. There was no difference in the bouquets of the 3 bridesmaids or my sister, the maid of honor.Their dresses were tea length white summer dresses. That is all I remember, and I can't even remember what the dresses looked like. Wish I could be of more help...bj

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to bjc] I too, would like to have my bridesmaids carry a single magnolia blossom. Do you have any pictures or suggestions?

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      Our magnolia was my favorite tree growing up, besides the lilac bush that was as big as a tree! The scents are just heavenly. Sweet lens! 5*

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      QueSea 8 years ago

      I enjoyed your lens very much. The photos carried me away (smile) to places yet traveled. Thanks.

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      Nan 8 years ago from London, UK

      I always know that spring is finally here when the magnolia trees in the area begin to blossom. Their pink and white blooms are absolutely beautiful.

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      Nan 8 years ago from London, UK

      I always know that spring is finally here when the magnolia trees in the area begin to blossom. Their pink and white blooms are absolutely beautiful.

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      dahlia369 8 years ago

      Love the shape of the magnolia tree, the smell of the blooming trees as well as the blossoms that look almost unreal. Beautiful lens!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Magnolia Tree It's my favorite, I might just get one for my garden, I say that every spring when I see them down the road looking so beautiful.I wish the flowers would last longer. Great lens 5*

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Beautiful. I also love the magnolia tree you have enjoyed so much.

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      Linda Hoxie 8 years ago from Idaho

      Beautiful tree and lens!

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      Thanks for all of the wonderful photos for those of us in the north who don't always recognize these trees!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to Sandra] Thank you, Sandra for visiting this lens and commenting. It is great to see you out here on Squidoo. Maybe one day you will join up. Let me know if you are interested. It is great fun!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to OhMe] Nancy, I too loved your lens. The magnolia blossom is one of my favorite. You did a great job with this lens.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to Michey] Thank you, Michey. I love Magnolias, too. I am going to cut some tomorrow and bring into the house. I just love the smell.

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      Michey LM 8 years ago

      Love magnolias,I have one under my office window, see my first lensography.Michey

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to bjc] Thank you, BJ for such a wonderful comment and for sharing your treasured memories of the Magnolia. Yes, the Steel Mags are my favorite, too! I had thought of adding a section about us but haven't done it yet.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Nancy, your favorite magnolia is one of my favorites too! For many reasons magnolias are dear to me. My bridesmaids carried a single magnolia blossom. The florist, our next door neighbor experimented for days so she could pick the blossom and wrap it at just the right time for our evening wedding. The blossom's life cycle is just a day. For both my daddy's and my mama's memorial services, the only arrangement was a large brass firewood bucket with a huge arrangement of magnolia leaves. (It wasn't blooming time when they died.) When I visited Brookgreen Gardens I became acquainted with the "Little Gem" magnolia. It is much smaller and blooms profusely right now in late May. It will bloom off and on all summer and fall. I have even had a blossom in December. Then it rests for a few months and starts all over. And of course the Steel Maggies are my favorite of all....

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      So beautiful. I love the magnolias. Nice lens.

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      capriliz lm 8 years ago

      Lovely lens! A tree that can be loved by everyone at any age.

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      EpicFarms 8 years ago

      Lovely lens; I like the series you did with the flower unfolding :o) Nice job!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Welcome to the Nature and the Outdoors Group.Lizzy

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      vxn8r 8 years ago

      Wow! I can't remember the last time I was able to see a Magnolia tree. The pictures are beautiful,and you've done a wonderful job of describing the fragrance. Keep this up, and I'll be headed South:)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Oh, wow! Fabulous beauty in this lens! You truly captured the magic of nature with your artist's eye and camera. Must confess that before I could even comment, I had to go see if I have any blossoms on my 40-plus year old magnolia...No, not yet. I see some tight buds so my pleasure of sight and smell of the blossoms is yet to come! Thanks for another special lens!

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      Vacation-In-My-Head 8 years ago

      What a beautiful lens. My mom and I were just talking the other day that we would like to grow one in our yard. I love magnolia trees.

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      jaye3000 8 years ago

      Magnolia's one of my favorites. Nothing like the fragrance after a spring rain, just beautiful. Very nice lens :)

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      You can take the girl outa South Carolina but ya can't take South Carolina outa the girl. My kitchen is decorated with Magnolia's in Florida and I have a Magnolia planted in our front yard. Thanks for the great lens and the memories!

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      Rich 8 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      I love magnolias and their scent is beautiful. Love your pictures. Great lens!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I have several magnolias behind my house. The flowers smell so pretty...Beautiful lensThanks for sharingLizzy

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      Jack 8 years ago

      Magnolia trees are very beautiful with lovely scented flowers. Great lens, and nice photos.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      I love how you had the magnolia blossom right before my eyes... Great lens! I love flowers!

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      very nice, wonderful photos :-)

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Beautiful lens! We just got back from visiting our kids in Atlanta so I was able to see the Magnolias in bloom. I love the way you used the photo gallery to show the magnolia blooming. Very cool! 5*

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      Spook LM 8 years ago

      Beautiful Nancy and I'm most impressed. Have always loved trees and have planted so many but as you well know have come from a blighted country. All the best as usual.

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens! Makes me want to go find some magnolia blossoms right this minute! I could almost smell Magnolias as I read this! I remember playing "kick the magnolia cone" all the way home from school! I really love the idea of planting a tree for your child -- beautiful!

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      Beautiful lens! I love magnolias too! :) Blessed by an angel!

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