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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

Saturday, September 24, 2022

AMAZING recovery of Japanese Magnolia—after getting LIGHT and FOOD!

 With our HUGE oak tree now gone, there is more LIGHT + FOOD available for this beauty.
On the side, where once that HUGE oak tree took away all the light, and no doubt most of the food and moisture available, now some healthy NEW branches did sprout off!
Our Japanese Magnolia or  Magnolia x soulangeana is next to the vinyl picket fence.
A bird house (a Carolina wren residence) and also a hummingbird feeder make it into a favorite tree for birds.
From our breakfast area, we did notice another NEW shoot off branch right in the middle—look at the size of its leaves!
Vinyl picket fence is visible below...
It was rather hard to capture but here you see its enormous size leaves!
Happy and Healthy...
And, already on September 8, I noticed that all the BUDS for next spring were formed already!
Soft, hairy buds—waiting for the spring and here they bloom as early as February 12; often on my Mom's Birthday...
As I've always said, give a tree about 5 years to restore its shape and health after removing another big tree that stole light, food and moisture.
Looking forward to seeing it in the spring!

Have you seen some trees or shrubs recovering that way after creating more room/space for them?

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28 comments:

  1. Your post tells us that plants never forget what they can do best under any environment. I wish the tree a good spring next year.

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    1. Dear RTC
      Yes, the reactions to plants and trees to the environment is always amazing!
      If we provide the food, light, water and space—they reward us!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Magnolias have beautiful flowers. I like your bird house. How lucky to get hummingbirds. We don't have them in the UK.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, they are and here already in early February we get to enjoy them—the cycle goes fast.
      Hummingbirds are such lovely tiny birds but in a couple of months they will migrate to the Caribbean again.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Hai un giardino meraviglioso.Buona domenica.

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  4. How wonderful to have a Magnolia tree. It will be beautiful as it flowers. We rarely see them here, I think it is a bit too humid or hot. And I always love a birdhouse :)

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    1. Dearest Patricia,
      These Japanese Magnolias are so beautiful in early spring.
      It will not be too humid or hot, they thrive in Louisiana where it is very humid.
      We too have rather hot summers.
      Any birdhouse brings joy as we bring shelter to our feathered friends!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. It grows well. I hope there will be lots of beautiful flowers.

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes, it is trying its utmost to recover from having had to compete for food, water and light!
      Hug,
      Mariette

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  6. Years ago when I was young and single, living in a cute duplex in Burlingame the patio area had a huge Magnolia tree. I really enjoyed that beautiful tree and the flowers as well as the fragrance.

    Our hummingbirds are here year round. Maybe because we feed them year round? I don’t know…

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      Oh, in my hometown in Horst, The Netherlands there was a huge Japanese magnolia tree and each spring it became a showcase. Unfortunately they cut it down, due to widening of the road...
      You have the Pacific variety of Anna hummingbirds a medium to large size and they indeed stay. But east of the Mississippi we have the tiny Ruby–throated hummingbirds and they only breed here in the summer and as far north as Canada.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. It's amazing what a bit of light and moisture will do for a tree!
    Blessings, Mariette!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Yes, competing with a strong giant will take away the food, water and light...
      But it is wonderful to see them show instant gratitude!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      In good four months, we will get to see its pretty flowers again!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Hi, Mariette and Pieter!
    Your japanese Magnolia is really looking beautiful and healthy! It's amazing how a change can make wonders, isn't it?
    Just like in our lives, sometimes a little (or big) change can nourish us with some much light and food, that permites us to grow and become healthier in many ways.
    Have a wonderful week and can't wait to see those buds bloom!
    :)

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    1. Dearest Paula,
      Thank you so much—for being my attentive editor in chief!
      Yes, one often wonders how big certain impacts to healthy living CAN be.
      Nature at its best and as long as we are able to observe those little miracles around us; and even in us—we live a happy life.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. From Helen! If (a medium size IF) my son and I move to North Carolina next Fall .. a magnolia tree will be a must have for any house we consider buying.

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      Yes, you are so right as they add so much beauty to any home!
      Happy for getting you close(r) to our area—we might be able to meet in person.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Ah, as plantas...não só são lindas, alegram nossas vidas, dão aconchego ao lar, como escolhem seus lugares para viverem, a janela de nossa cozinha e o terraço do nosso quarto, desenvolvem-se maravilhosamente, luz e água!! Algumas gostam de sol, outras não.
    Sua Magnólia está linda, parece muito feliz!! rsss
    Linda postagem, Mariette!
    Abraços aos dois, Pieter e Mariette, uma feliz semana!

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    1. Cara Taís,
      Obrigado e sim, todas as plantas, arbustos e árvores precisam de luz e espaço suficiente para comida e água sem muita concorrência.
      Este parece feliz e estamos ansiosos pela primavera!
      Abraços de volta de Pieter & Mariette

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  12. This Happy Tree Is A True Reflection Of You Guys - Well Done

    OxoxoxO

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      Thank you for your meaningful words!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Glad it's flourishing. I'd love to see it when it flowers.

    Hugs and blessings, dearest Mariette!

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      In good four months it will bloom!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. It's looking great. It will definitely grow a lot and in spring it will already bloom.
    xoxo

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Yes, it is doing the utmost for recovering from that one side being deprived of light.
      No doubt it will be beautiful in the spring in a little over four months...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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