The star magnolia is six years old! In 2010, I planted the tiny one-year-old sapling. The next spring it had one flower. For some reason I didn’t take any photos for a couple years, although the tree grew and added blooms every year.
In 2014, the magnolia was looking like a real tree. Last summer it put on a lot of growth! This spring the tree has many flowers and is over three feet tall.
Maybe I’m odd to be so overjoyed by a simple thing like a tree blooming, but I always wanted a star magnolia. I’m so glad it is happy here and thriving.