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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Friday, February 26, 2016

{We at least got SOME Magnolia Blossoms}

So pleased with the turnout of SOME Magnolia Blossoms on our Magnolia x soulangeana!
Tuesday, February 23, was such a lovely and even warm day when we got these photos made.
Don't you love to see an almost blue sky and such huge magnolia blossoms?!
The previous days were rather dark, not good for photos.
On Monday, February 22, Pieter took this photo where we still had more blossoms on this tree but no sunshine, just a dreary day...
Luckily, this 2nd Magnolia tree was not blooming yet on December 30, so it had a lot less frost damage later in January.
You can find the links below this post from December 30, and also from spring 2011, when we had PERFECT MAGNOLIA BLOSSOMS!
Love the house when the sun is out; things look so happy even with the dead winter grass.
Yes, Centipede grass dies completely back during winter!
Do you notice that the shadow of our live oak tree on the wall looks like another tree?
Sadly our Italian cypress trees are brown...
Not looking too happy and we lost already one of the total three.
Again, looking like two live oak trees with the strong shadow on the wall!
Also in the photo below, that shadow remains.
Husband Pieter took those last three photos.
Taken from behind the pond with the gazebo visible too.
One of our kitties is walking past the wall.
The sunshine makes that wall look almost white; which is not the case as you see in the above photo.
Love the reflection in the water.
Spring is in the air and I'm happy because of it!

Related links:
{Magnolia Blossoms on December 30} | previous post by me
{SPRING 2011 IS GRADUATING!} | previous post by me showing PERFECT MAGNOLIA BLOSSOMS


  1. your place is beautiful. lovely tulip magnolias.

  2. Good morning, Mariette
    Congratulations to your first magnolias! Very pretty and so is your new header!
    Enjoy your early spring.

  3. Liebe Mariette,

    Sonnige Grüße

  4. Liebe Mariette,
    herrlich, diese Magnolienblügen. Eine wahre Pracht.
    Auch die anderen Fotos lassen Frühlingsgefühle aufkommen.
    Einen schönen Tag wünscht dir

  5. Sooo schön liebe Mariette!
    Wundervoll euer Heim...toll der Rundumblick. :-)
    Muss bei euch schon warm genug sein dass die Magnolien schon blühen. Heir ist der Winetr nochmals richtig mit Schnee gekommen. Doch die Blumen im Graten stehen in den Startlöchern.

    Alles Liebe

  6. Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

  7. Leuk gezicht op je huis zo, sterke zon met de schaduw van de (tweede) boom. De lente komt er echt aan!

  8. Magnolias are beautiful flowers, lucky you to have so many! Great photos Mariette, have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Très bel arbre Mariette, cela va donner de la vie aux jardins !
    Grosses bises

  10. I love magnolias. Beautifully look at the background of the house in the sun. Regards.

  11. Your home is simply beautiful, my friend. What a charming and cozy place.... And the magnolia blossoms are lovely!

    Hugs to you!

  12. Great photos of your magnolia blossoms! The header photo is really gorgeous. I can feel the spring :-) Things sure look happier in the sun. I love the golden mist color on the wall of your home. Looks so shiny and gorgeous with sun shining!
    Happy that spring is just around the corner...I look forward to seeing your colorful flowers in your yard :-)

  13. Wat wonen jullie toch prachtig Mariette! Mooi hoe de bloemen van de magnolia takken afsteken tegen het geel van het huis. Een plaatje.

    In Nederland heeft de lente ook al een beetje zijn intrede gedaan, maar jullie zijn in Georgia net iets verder.

    Fijne week verder!

    Madelief x

  14. Hello dear Mariette!!
    Your house is very beautiful and i like your magnolias blossoms!
    Great reflection in the pond!
    Have a lovely evening!Hugs!

  15. Your property looks so lovely, I love your gazebo I always wanted one ;-)


  16. Hi dear mariettas !! Que bonitos exteriores !! Que tenga un buen finde

  17. There is nothing quite so special as a magnolia in bloom, certainly guaranteed to brighten up even the most dismal day. Enjoy them to the fullest.

  18. Oh, die Magnolien blühen jetzt schon bei Euch?! Bei uns haben sie noch Knospen, es ist noch viel zu kalt.

    Ein wunderbarer Anblick! Aber traurig wegen der Zypressen! Bei uns haben die Nadelgehölze auch gelitten. Überall sieht man es derzeit. Es sind Schädlinge, die sich darüber hermachen. Ich habe jetzt versucht, mit Dünger entgegenzuwirken, weil ich sonst nie dünge.
    Das Tausendfüßler-Gras kenne ich gar nicht, liebe Mariette. Aber bei uns sieht es in der Wiesen unterhalb der hohen Weide nicht anders aus. Im Winter ist das "Gras", das ja mit anderen Wildkräutern durchsetzt ist (was wir auch gern so haben!), fast völlig oberhalb abgestorben. Es treibt im Laufe des Jahres aber wieder aus.

    Alles Liebe


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