A few years back I was hanging out in the flower shop across the street from the gallery and saw a small tree with luscious pink and purple blooms. Holly told me it was called a Tulip Magnolia Tree and offered to get me one the following week. After planting it in my backyard, it was soon overtaken by slugs and we couldn’t seem to get a handle on the problem. We gave up on the beautiful pink tree.
Fast-forward to last year around this time. We’re getting ready for the wedding at home and spending every weekend planting different types of flowers, herbs, ferns, succulents and trees including a blooming Tulip Magnolia. The blooms fell off and we watered it and let it be. And now, almost a year later, we have our first bloom! I’m in heaven.