10 responses to “Magnolia denudata ‘Forrest’s Pink’”

  1. Paul Forest

    A tulip in the unopened air,
    her petals pink and tucked together,
    soft as water to the touch,
    felt the first flicker of morning rays,
    coaxing her folded petals into blooms,
    spreading to accept the early sun.

  2. Bodil Bruus

    It is such a pleasure to get a beautiful flower picture together with an interesting account of that particular plant. Thank you so very, very much. Bodil Bruus

  3. tony maniezzo

    good story Daniel

  4. R Parker

    For a photograph taken under less than ideal conditions (your opinion), it certainly is lovely. I think the grey and the water drops give this a very dream-like aspect. (Thus useful conditions, I would say.)

  5. Janeal Thompson

    Beautiful photo, Daniel. One can almost smell the fragrance.

  6. Ginny

    Thanks for this – love the references to fragrance as it makes it all the more real. Here in Maine we’re hoping tonight’s storm will be rain (not snow, ice, etc.), as it will help melt the snow. My M. stellata’s buds are still closed tight. Thanks for bringing spring to us!

  7. Jonathan

    Great post, really giving an experience one can’t often garner from a photo blog, thank you.

  8. Michael

    What a lovely picture. Caerhays in Cornwall UK claims to have raised Forrest’s Pink from his seed. Raised in Sussex Magnolia campbellii ‘Borde Hill’ and Magnolia mollicomata ‘Lanarth’ raised in Cornwall are similar in colour. It would be interesting to know if the seeds were collected by Forrest in the same area and received in the same year. I’m not far from Borde Hill and magnolia flowers here had late frost this year.

  9. Michael

    You are right about blue sky Daniel. Caerhays in Cornwall holds the UK National Magnolia Collection in the UK. In a good year this is what Magnolia sargentiana ‘Delia Williams’ can do. Lifts the spirits I think you will agree.

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