Horticulture Highlight: Umbrella Magnolia, Magnolia tripetala
I wakened to the singing of a bird;
I heard the bird of spring.
At his sweet note
The flowers began to grow…
-Annie Adams Field
There are multitudinous flowers everywhere in Mount Auburn during the month of May. Early on are trillium, forsythia, spiraea, serviceberry, fothergilla, magnolia, then on to crab apple, lilac, wisteria, finally displaying azalea, amsonia, viburnum, false indigo, tulip tree among many others. While there have been many magnolias in bloom from mid-April on, herein we focus on one of the later flowering species.(more…)