Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog on the Northern Plains, USDA Hardiness Zone 4-5a. Today is a melting day from several snowfalls. Here, we are still in late winter, not yet showing signs of spring.
Lacking a single plant in bloom out or indoors, I noticed a past local Star Magnolia tree photo that does bloom in early spring some years. It’s a small northern variety, Zone 4-9, that blooms later, possibly saving the blooms on cold spring days. Few buds are showing this year and the drought was harsh last season. This variety is somewhat drought-tolerant. Like tulips and daffodils, the star magnolia can be a sign of spring.
Thanks for visiting us today. Next month we’ll likely have flowers here too.
Flower enthusiasts will find some plants in bloom now around the United States and in other countries. Carol, a garden blogger in Indianapolis, is waiting at May Dreams Gardens, to show you flowers on her March 15th post. At the end of her post, see the list of garden bloggers waiting to show you beautiful flowers in bloom today! Here’s her link: http://www.maydreamsgardens.com