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.