Species: x soulangeana
The Tulip Magnolia tree in my back garden is is blossom, complementing the brilliant yellows of the daffodils and the hardy Forsythia on the ground below.
Neighborhood squirrels must like the taste of the unopened blossoms. Recently, I have seen squirrels balanced precariously at the budding ends of even the smallest of the limbs and, unfortunately, I found quite a few unopened flower buds lying on the ground beneath the tree, with squirrel-sized bites taken from them. Still, my tree has many beautiful pink-purple blossoms on it, and with those I shall have to be content.
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