This year March came in like a lion. After a very pleasant and unexpected ‘false spring’ in February, the wind and rain returned though happily interspersed with sunshine and at the tail end of the month calm and sunshine returned and March disappeared like a lamb.
So many bulbs which might have made it as the flower of this month had already made their presence known in the previous month, in particular the daffodil or narcissus, so I am awarding the flower of the month to the magnificent Magnolia. Cornish gardens in particularly are home to many of these magnificent trees, some of which grow to a great height and to add to the pleasure they are often found among Camellias and Rhododendrons.
All these Magnolias were photographed at Lanhydrock, nr Bodmin, where they have over 120 varieties.
30 thoughts on “Flower of the Month: March”
Take me there! 🙂 🙂
Well you have an open invitation 🙂
Bless you that’s very kind 😍 Just getting ready to go out to celebrate Mick’s Portuguese driving licence, car on Monday and our pretty new awning. Any excuse does. Don’t feel like cooking 🍸🍝🐟🍨💕
What car? And well done Mick – did he have to take a test? I’d be nervous driving in Europe, not because it is on the right, but the language on signs. Enjoy your celebratory meal. I’m cooking Frittata . 🥘
White Honda Civic. No but it was a slow and complicated process. Thanks hon xx
White is a good colour in a hot climate. Most cars in South Africa were white or pale coloured to reflect the heat. Personally I’d love a really rich blue car.
It’s a newer model of the one he had in England but it has a smart black trim. Don’t fall off your seat but for €26,000 he could have had a metallic blue one. Car prices here are crazy! I’d want a house for that 🙂
Yikes! That IS expensive, but then new cars are. Did he go for new? I’m thinking of a hybrid for my next car and they are pricey.
3 year old. I rather liked a white Merc with crimson soft top. 45,000 🙂 🙂 Hee hee!
That first deep pink magnolia incredible! I love all magnolias. All the more because I have one very spindly star magnolia in the garden and so appreciate them in their full glory in other gardens.
I don’t have one at all and my garden is too small, but I don’t mind because it is easy to go and see them, and the BIG ones are incredible.
They really are magnificent magnolias
They really are. The best garden for them, I think, though next week I aim to visit a couple of others, one of which may excel in Magnolias.
I put a comment on your changing seasons post, twice, and they just disappeared. I wonder if they went in the trash? Look forward to more magnolia photos…
I’ll have a look. You back home again now? I look forward to some NZ posts.
Been home 3 days. Slowly getting organised
It takes a while to settle and then within a fortnight it feels like you have never been away!
Feels like that after 3 days now the jet lag and 3 hours time difference has worked its way out of my system. 😵
I didn’t even notice any time difference when I went to NZ!
They are 3 hours ahead of us, so waking at 4am thinking it was 7am then tired by 7pm thinking it was 10 and meals all out of sync. But back to Oz times now.
I’d love to visit Lanhydrock at this time of year. That’s one for the to-visit list!
I must go back shortly to see the thousands of tulips they plant.
My pink/rose magnolia — M. soulangeana — blooms in May, sometimes earlier in milder years. Right now in my area, March is squatting in a moody heap in this early spring chill after a glorious spell. But, I did discover the first of the yellow jonquils blooming late yesterday!
We have had a most glorious week here in west Cornwall, though today was foggy to start with and took a while for the sun to break through, getting misty again now, but the sun is about to set and the sky has a lovely pink glow. I am content.
ahh the deeper darker pink magnolias look especially gorgeous – these blooms hate the rain but fortunately they were tight buds in the first ‘in like a lion days’ and the sun has got his hat on now – though Mothers will have to wrap up on Sunday. Enjoy your weekend Jude
Should be a nice weekend here and hopefully another garden to visit 🙂
Just beautiful pictures! 🙂 Thanks for sharing them with us
You are most welcome. Thank you for visiting.
I didn’t know there were so many types of Magnolia.
All different sizes, shapes and colours. And all pretty spectacular 🙂