Now Blooming In My Corner of North Georgia: Southern Magnolia

Poem to the Magnolia Grandiflora By Christopher Pearse Cranch Majestic flower! How purely beautiful Thou art, as rising from thy bower of green, Those dark and glossy leaves so thick and full, Thou standest like a high-born forest queen Among thy maidens clustering round so fair,— I love to watch thy sculptured form unfolding, And…

Now blooming in my corner of North Georgia: Mimosa & Magnolia

Two of my favorite trees are now blooming in Northeast Georgia: the Southern Magnolia which is native to the area and the Mimosa which was introduced from China in the 18th century. MIMOSA  Mimosa trees were introduced as ornamental trees and now grow not only in gardens but also alongside highways and waterways and in…