Pushing our little one (LO) through the spring sunshine this morning, I couldn’t help but notice this large furry husk on the path in front of me.
Unmistakeably the discarded bract from a magnolia, I stopped and looked up – and there above and just behind us was the most magnificent magnolia in full bloom, resplendent with large cerise flowers; Magnolia campbellii ‘Lanarth’.
What a beautiful spectacle against the vivid blue skies!
Hidden on our approach, it was just one discarded bract at my feet that drew my attention around us and skywards, highlighting the importance of looking up (as well as paying attention to the details when looking down)! The bright colours in the spring sunshine made my heart sing… Though I love all the plants of this genus, this must be one of the most beautiful Magnolias I’ve seen yet.