Wordless Wednesday

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One magnolia not killed by the untimely snows of a few weeks ago is my yellow magnolia. Because it is a few weeks later, it always survives the frosts.

Notice the above-ground roots it has put up? That’s because of the rock ledge it grows on. You can see a piece of the ledge jutting out of the ground (with lichen on it, surrounded by moss) near the evergreen shrub at the rear of the bed where the magnolia is planted(but outside the bed).

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Here’s a close-up of the flower. You’ll notice everything looks dry. We are “abnormally dry” and on the verge of tipping into “moderate drought.”  Our fire danger has been severe with red flag warnings up for a week. So yes, the larger plants are suffering and our lack of snowfall this winter didn’t help!

 

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