There is just something about Magnolia Little Gem.
With a fragrance to knock you out and large glossy green foliage with bronze underneath.
Magnolia Little Gem grows well in part shade to full sun.
It is suitable as a tub specimen for quite a few years.
For Photographers and Gardeners the flowers are spectacular and well worth photographing.
From the time the buds start to unfurl to when it is fully open.
I waited for the shade to settle on the flower before I photographed it.
But to my dismay as I gazed upon the only flower on my plant so far,
I found a bee waddling drunkenly upon the stamens.
Stamens lay in puddles upon the petals,
And I was so disappointed that I didn’t have a perfect flower.
So what the heck, I photographed it anyway.
Sometimes good intentions have to make way for nature to take it’s course,
In the garden.