Magnolia ‘Little Gem’

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MAGNOLIACEAE, The Magnolia family

Oh, the ice and snow. The snow and ice. In that order, layered on trees all over the city. It will be interesting to see how plants come through this weather. The broadleaved evergreens, like this dwarf southern magnolia, have it tough because so much heavy snow clings to them. I hope that as soon as it thaws it will all just slide off. This evening by snowshoe, while exploring the wintery transformation the neighborhood has undergone, I discovered that upon each laurel leaf was a perfect cast of itself in ice- ready to be carefully lifted up and admired in front of the street light.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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