A tree that inspires us to get ready for spring…

pink and white flower under blue sky during daytimeOpen your eyes as you drive around town, and you will notice more and more of these breathtaking trees. They are called Teacup or Saucer Magnolias because of their large teacup blooms that eventually open up to be saucer-sized flowers that cover the tree with springtime joy.

I would definitely call this a “specimen” tree that should be used as a focal point in your garden landscape. A few different varieties are available that vary in size and flower color, but ANY variety is definitely worth planting!

If you don’t have room for a large tree, then plant one of the smaller varieties. I highly recommend planting them in a spot that you can view from a window inside your house because it will inspire and entice you to get outside and enjoy the onset of spring!