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?