Macro Monday – Magnolia Stellata
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve had somewhat of a love-hate relationship over the past three years with my Stellata, mainly because it hasn’t flowered for those years but finally this year it flowered again. I was beginning to resign to the fact it wouldn’t flower again and that I should remove it and find a more wildlife friendly replacement tree/shrub. Just as its days were numbered it decided to teach me a lesson!
Now, my case is a strange one, I’ve no real idea why it decided to stop flowering but I do hope we’ve turned a corner now and if you get yourself one then don’t worry, I’m sure yours will flower regularly.
I think perhaps mine suffered from not enough water in the summer, so last year I made sure I watered it a lot, but it could just be coincidence.
Did I mention yet that they have a beautiful, mellow perfume? I’m loving sticking my nose into their blooms to take in their scent. Mmmmm, wonderful. I’m a fan of understated scents, mainly because strong smells trigger migraines, so I have to be careful with what I wear, so this tree suits me perfectly.