View From the Back 40

The Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia × soulangeana) in a neighbor’s backyard today: A busload of girls from St. Flora’s trying to keep their pink uniforms from blowing away in the March wind.

The hazards of early blooming: tonight’s forecasted hard freeze may KO the ornamental fruit and magnolia blossoms that have run riot for the last week. Or, then again, our climate-manipulating city — i.e. the heat-island effect — will keep this neck of the woods above freezing.

3 Responses to “View From the Back 40”


  1. 1 Denise P. Puchol March 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    It does seem like all the flowering trees bloomed at the same time– let’s hope the temperature drop & high winds don’t leave us with bare branches again.

  2. 2 Elizabeth White March 26, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I’ve been amazed at the way the blossoms have been hanging on in the high winds today.

  3. 3 meemsnyc March 27, 2012 at 2:20 am

    I was surprised to see the magnolia also already blooming on my block. The one you posted is a gorgeous specimen. http://nycgardening.blogspot.com/2012/03/spring-has-sprung.html


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