I know spring is on its way when two of my favourite plants start flowering. My Michelia Doltsopa begins in August, and produces these stunning creamy white flowers that have a luscious, almost tropical scent. It flowers for about a month, so I make the most of that time
My other very special plant is this Magnolia. My sister gave it to me for my birthday nearly 16 years ago, when we were creating our garden. It flowers faithfully every year, and reminds me of what a special person Cyn is. She always puts a great deal of thought into making sure her gifts are ideal and something special!
Many of our plants have suffered in the extended dry conditions that are now the norm. Every year, I wonder if they will survive for another magnificent performance, and so far, they are managing to survive and bring a great deal of beauty and enjoyment into our lives.