Monday, 20 August 2012
The textbooks tell us that Magnolias should not survive Ottawa's harsh winters, but here in the Glebe neighbourhood with the sheltered near courtyard conditions there are a couple of dozen beautiful specimens.
This little magnolia tree was surrounded by overgrown volunteer trees when we purchased this home 5 years ago. It was quite misshapen from the shading of another tree very close by. We removed the scrub around it and now it is a specimen tree - the star of the rear garden. It has filled in nicely and rewards us with white blossoms every spring.