Magnificent Magnolias

The front page of today’s Denver Post featured a charming and interesting story about “Mr. Magnolia” of Colorado Springs. This gentleman is out to prove that magnolias can and do grow in Colorado, and his theory is backed up by Denver Botanic Gardens’ horticulturist Panyoti Kelaides. His growing tips: plant in a cool, north or east exposure with plenty of moisture.

The photos of the saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana), above, were taken about two weeks ago in north Denver near Berkely Park.

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