A Statuesque Beauty
Adapted for the heat of the Deep South, these large trees tend to thrive in most of Florida. Magnolias are a staple landscape material, and perhaps outside of the live oak (Quercus virginiana), very few large trees possess ... READ MORE
For almost 20 years, The Magnolia Company has spread holiday cheer with its handmade wreaths and decorations made from magnolia tree leaves. This family-owned business continues to produce high quality and long-lasting wreaths that retain their ... READ MORE
Q: I am upset because my magnolia is dropping leaves although it seems to be putting out plenty of flowers. All the leaves are not dropping but it does seem to be losing more than normal. Should I be worried?
A: It takes a lot of energy for ... READ MORE
This large, stately, native North American evergreen tree with its large, beautiful, saucer-shaped, fragrant flowers is almost a Southern landscape tradition. It has been selected as the state tree of Mississippi. Capable of growing at a moderate ... READ MORE
The huge flowers and leaves of Ashe magnolia make it one of my favorite native flowering trees. Individual flowers may be 6 - 12 inches in diameter and are white with purple blotches at the bases of the 3 inner petal-like tepals. When in flower, ... READ MORE
This winter’s recurring freezes and frosts have played havoc with early flowering plants like magnolia. While buds are freeze-resistant, open magnolia flowers can quickly turn brown after exposure to temperatures about 30°F or lower. One ... READ MORE
Now that we’ve all been stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey, it’s time to transition into the final and, arguably, most ornate holidays of the year. Right now you can hear your mantles and door frames crying out to be adorned. Your windows ... READ MORE
Gardens of the Big Bend is a new botanical and teaching garden located on the grounds of the University of Florida/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy. The goals of these gardens are to evaluate new plants, promote ... READ MORE
How much is a 400-year old live oak tree worth? Can you buy one online, with free shipping, and charge it to the credit card? Pick one up at the local home improvement store? Ask Santa? Of course not. When admiring a tree that size, we have ... READ MORE
We love our native magnolias in part because they are tough, easy to care for trees. The mainstay of southern gardens, they grace us with attractive thick, waxy leaves year round and sublimely fragrant and graceful blooms.
However, this past ... READ MORE