Hello Yellow Bird

I found a new friend while I was back in Canada in May. A gorgeous yellow friend. Funnily enough, I have never been a fan of yellow flowers, except in the spring. Yellow foliage I love, but yellow flowers, not so much. Most of them are in the daisy family, not for me.  But my new friend, yummy.

Of course, flowers in May (for me at least), strong, thick petaled flowers, who wouldn’t like him. 

So he came home with me, Magnolia ‘Yellow Bird’.

And I decided a place on the front lawn, where I could admire him every day would be suitable.

He will be silhouetted against the dark green background of the cedar hedge,

so he will stand out even more. And he has a pyramidal shape, even better, because I can fit even more plants on my front lawn in the future. 

My front yard seems to be shaping up into another, more natural area. It already had a rounded sidewalk, rather then straight, which is more formal. And I can’t cut the grass until after the fritillaria meleagris has gone to seed (as I want a whole meadow of them), so that makes it a bit more messy informal. So a flowery mead on the front lawn, sound good?

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    Lynne said,

    Oh that is just lovely !! What size will it grow to?

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    Lovely yellow magnolia. This tree has been on my bucket list for a while. I just don’t have a place for it in my yard right now. I shouldn’t complain as there’s a gorgeous saucer magnolia about 25′ high and another star magnolia in the front landscaping. But those yellow ones – so beautiful, so rare. I’m glad you were able to enjoy her.

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    janefitness said,

    Beautiful, Deborah! Your enthusiasm is infectious. I’m inspired to go get one of these for my front garden!

  4. 4

    Pauline said,

    Lovely yellow flowers, no wonder you fell for them!

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    Marguerite said,

    Lovely flowers. I like the idea of having a little less formality in the front. Different garden styles in different areas, satisfies all your garden ideas.


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