I could see this magnolia blooming from Route 3 as I drove by Asticou Gardens today. It beckoned me to come closer and I just had to stop in and visit with it. I have a Star Magnolia in my garden at home, and I left Vermont before it had started to bloom this year. It’s one of the first shrubs to come to life in the spring and I love it’s dainty multi-petaled white flowers. This photograph was meant to have a dreamy quality and I focused on just the curve of the front petal – exquisite! 🙂
Asticou Gardens is renowned for its azalea and rhododendron display and the early rhododendrons are just starting to flower. I caught some Korean Rhododendrons in full bloom.