The Spring Garden

I wanted to concentrate on those Spring flowering trees and shrubs that make the Spring Garden in Ireland such a delight, that they really are worth celebrating.

Magnificent Magnolias

While magnolia is best known for its flowers, its foliage and fruit are super attractive too. Their magnificent tulip or star shaped flowers can be as large as saucers when fully opened. Evergreen species have large, glossy, oval shaped leaves all year around.

Mad for Magnolias

Magnolia Susan and Soulangeana are beautiful classic varieties and deserve their recognition as they are stalwarts of the Magnolia genus with their large tulip shaped blooms while Magnolia stellata is the more featherier type flower also sometimes called the star Magnolia  although just as beautiful a bloom and more often more of them.