Saturday, March 26, 2011

Katsura Tree Buds & Magnolia Opening

This week was a good time to observe the Katsura tree buds at Brooklyn Botanic, which are unfurling and rosy-colored. The photos here are from a weeping form in the Japanese Garden.

Katsura Tree buds (Weeping Form)opening in spring, Brooklyn Botanic Japanese Garden

It was also a good time to see the earliest Magnolias starting to open. Soon Magnolia Plaza will be jammed with flowers in an almost overwhelming display, but right now those few flowers that are opening are precious.

Leonard Messel Magnolia opening. (Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel')


frank@nycgarden said...


Sweetgum Thursday said...

yes, those buds are pretty sweet.