Strolling thru the JC Raulston Arboretum last Monday… I was drawn in by the warmth (70 plus degrees) — fragrance permeating the air.
As a gardener I find myself looking down more often than up, but my eyes scanned the Carolina Blue Sky in search of the source of the wafting vapor of scent.
But today it was all eyes skyward!
The swelling buds of Magnolia stellata “Waterfall” — resembling fuzzy pussy toes – so delightful!
The softest blued pinks of the delicate unfurled petals — charming.
The thick buds of ‘Scented Silver’ were starting to burst forward– it’s sweet scent luring me closer.
By Wednesday all the buds had opened.
Yet with cold winds blowing in, I knew I was lucky to have captured the show… as they say “Here to day, gone tomorrow.”
Enjoy – living the EntwinedLife
NC Certified Environmental Educator
Garden Conservancy Regional Representative