Magnolias at Mount Congreve

There was a break in the weather on Saturday so I dashed to Mount Congreve in the hope that I would catch the Magnolia campbellii in bloom. The garden has probably the best collection of these remarkable trees in the world and I missed them last year. They flower so early that the weather can play havoc with them and this year it has been windy, wet and even frosty so I knew I was not going to see them at their best. But even so they were spectacular. I have written about the garden enough in the past so I will let the photos do the talking but in case you need more information this is a past post:

https://thebikinggardener.com/2015/04/19/now-thats-what-i-call-a-garden/

mtcongreveapr1612

This is the magnolia walk – mostly lined with Magnolia x soulangeana

mtcongreveapr1611

A few other things apart from magnolias.

Rhododendron montroseanum

Rhododendron montroseanum

Rhododendron montroseanum

Rhododendron montroseanum

mtcongreveapr1671

mtcongreveapr167

mtcongreveapr166

mtcongreveapr16

mtcongreveapr1613

mtcongreveapr162

mtcongreveapr163

Magnolia campbellii 'Betty Jessel'

Magnolia campbellii ‘Betty Jessel’

mtcongreveapr164

spooky tree

spooky tree

 

Macro Monday April 11 Answer

macro april 17

This was just a humble pansy (viola). Well done if you got it right.

macro april 172

 

Did you realise?

Today is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day? And Licorice Day

, , ,

6 Comments on “Magnolias at Mount Congreve”

  1. derrickjknight
    April 12, 2016 at 8:06 am #

    More good pics. Kicking myself over pansy. Thanks for following

  2. Mary Tobin
    April 12, 2016 at 8:28 am #

    We were there last Tuesday and the magnolias are amazing. Magnolia ‘John Congreve’ on the Bell Gate Lawn is looking great at present. There are some beautiful Magnolias on the Margnolia Walk, a huge flowered sargentiana var. robusta.

  3. ontheedgegardening
    April 12, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    Wow, that magnolia walk! Wonderful photo, I expect it is even more spectacular in real life. 🙂

  4. joy
    April 12, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    out of this world . oooooo grilled cheese sandwich may be for lunch lol

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Sweetgum and Pines

gardening in the North Carolina piedmont

Ravenscourt Gardens

Learning life's lessons in the garden!

RMW: the blog

Roslyn's photography, art, cats, exploring, writing, life

IGPS Blog

The Irish Garden Plant Society - Lovers of Irish plants and gardens

AltroVerde

un altro blog sul giardinaggio...

vegetablurb

four decades of organic vegetable gardening and barely a clue

The Long Garden Path

A walk round the Estate!

Flowery Prose

Growing words about writing, gardening, and outdoors pursuits in Alberta, Canada.

ontheedgegardening

Gardening on the edge of a cliff

Uprooted Magnolia

I am a freelance Photographer born and raised in the Southeast. I have uprooted my life in Macon Georgia for a new life as an unlikely cowgirl in love with a handsome cowboy in Wyoming. I hope you enjoy my photo journal on life, love, and the spirit of Wyoming.

Interesting Literature

A Library of Literary Interestingness

Garden Variety

A Gardening, Outdoor Lifestyle and Organic Food & Drink Blog

For the Love of Iris

Articles, Tips and Notes from Schreiner's Iris Gardens

One Bean Row

Words and pictures from an Irish garden by Jane Powers

Plant Heritage

The world's leading garden plant conservation charity

HERITAGE IRISES

An English experience of gardening in Ireland - and back in the UK

%d bloggers like this: