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The Beauty Of Flowered Trees, No Matter The Season

Flowering trees are great treasures in a garden and an asset in any season, whether they're flowered or bare.


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The magnolia tree produces magnolia flowers, the state flower of both Louisiana and Mississippi.

The Beauty Of Trees (Even In Winter)

Whether a tree’s branches are barren or in bloom, they offer a beautiful landmark to any landscape. There certainly is a lot to admire in a garden where frost has crystallized leaves into delicate patterns or snow has transformed evergreen branches.

Old Man Winter is adept at garden artistry – The skeletal branches of deciduous trees make wondrous patterns.

As we look at winter’s decorations and the bare tree branches, we may think, too, about how transformed they will be when spring finally comes. Flowering trees are great treasures in a garden and an asset in any season.

State Flowers…With Tree Origins

A number of states have adopted flowers that grow on trees as their emblems:

  1. The peach blossom (pink or dark red) is the state flower of Delaware.
  2. The fragrant white-orange blossom, not surprisingly, is the state flower of Florida.
  3. Arkansas and Michigan both adopted the apple blossom.
  4. Louisiana and Mississippi chose the white magnolia, loved by southern belles, as their state flower.
  5. North Carolina and Virginia chose the flower of the native dogwood.
Moya Andrews

, originally from Queensland, Australia, served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculties at Indiana University until 2004. In the same year, Moya began hosting Focus on Flowers for WFIU. In addition, Moya does interviews for Profiles, is a member of the Bloomington Hospital Board, and authored Perennials Short and Tall from Indiana University Press.

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