early blooming magnolias are a risky investment here; blooming in april can mean frost burnt flowers. here m. ruby prepares for her upcoming show...
m. leonard messel just opened yesterday. the afternoon sun highlights the petals' outer color.
m. ruby again, this bud has not been bleached by the sun, like the one at top. ruby is the reddest magnolia that will survive in zone 6.
m. leonard messel again.
potager update: hubs is installing a gate in the deer fencing.