Last year I received information during a nature coning to plant a fraser magnolia (Magnolia fraseri) in a new space on the property. Here’s a view of that small tree when I first transplanted it to the new “shade garden.”
After that, this fraser magnolia had a tough time with not quite enough rain and too much sun. It died. Or so I thought. It gamely put forth a new set of leaves and, once again, it died from bugs eating its leaves to nothing. This spring I could not find any indication that it was still alive. Every so often, I would check on it though.
And one day I saw a bit of green in the center of the straw mulch. Now is that really the fraser magnolia? Or is it another weed coming up in the straw? I waited and watched. Oh. . . it looks like it could be . . . . The view on July 2: