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Magnolia with the daytime stars

A thousand flowers bloom

May a thousand flowers bloom

The french lady said that she loved english gardens.
And then, as if speaking to herself, she murmured: ‘May a thousand flowers bloom.

It’s spring. The cherries are in flower, the magnolias too. And the cosmos has come down to earth: it’s easy to see constellations of stars reborn in the blossoms of the Magnolia Stellata: There’s Orion – and there’s the Big Dipper ….

Footnote: The photographs show a young Magnolia Stellata set against a Japanese flowering cherry tree.

Magnolia Stellata - in the Springtime

Magnolia Stellata – in the Springtime

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