Suspended Animation

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This is my later blooming magnolia, Elizabeth. I got it from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in a one quart pot in the year 2000. It’s done quite nicely for me, despite being topped in 2011 by an ice storm.

This year, however, it’s in a state of suspension. Its beautiful yellow buds are swelling but they refuse to open. Here’s why.

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This was a week ago. Despite this, the following day, it was 60 degrees.

And then, 2 days later, there was thunder, lightning and hail.

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The rest of the week has been in the low 40s. We should be in the 60s at least. Ah well. This is why I always say we only have winter and July in this state!

2 thoughts on “Suspended Animation

  1. tonytomeo April 24, 2020 / 6:17 pm

    Oh, so that is where winter lives! We get summer and a few days of not summer. I heard about winter, but never really experienced it.

  2. gardendaze April 24, 2020 / 7:09 pm

    Believe me, you don’t want to! We are all thoroughly sick of this here!

    Karla

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