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Magnificent Magnolias

I had the pleasure of visiting the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park today. It was a beautiful day to take pictures of flowers! I took over 200 photos and will be sharing more of them throughout the week, but I want to start with the star of the show right now, the magnolia trees which have bloomed early due to warm weather

Magnolia Amoena

There are many varieties of magnolia trees at the botanical garden. For a description of the various types, have a look at their website for Magnificent Magnolias.

Magnolia Campbellii 'Darjeeling'Magnolia Campbellii 'Darjeeling' bud

I adore magnolia flowers. They smell wonderfully sweet and I love the large size of many of the blossoms. Who doesn’t love a great big flower?

Magnolia dawsoniana 3Magnolia dawsoniana

Not all magnolia flowers are pink, there were some lovely pure white blossoms too.

Magnolia doltsopaMagnolia campbelli 'Strybing White'

Such a satisfying flower to photograph. Stay tuned for more flower pictures later this week, including a very unusual blooming succulent with teal flowers!

Magnolia sprengeri 'Diva'Magnolia campbellii 'Late Pink'

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