"Joy's Magnolia", a magnolia flower painting and a history of this tree blossom.

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A southern favorite, the magnolia flower blossom.  This magnolia  painting came from Joy's garden. It is full of these hybrid magnolia trees where they are full of these blossoms.  Their scent and creamy white against the stark cold green leaves are heaven sent.  A walk down the path will uplift any day when these are in bloom. Even the tiny jumping spider is getting into the mood of summer.

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Magnolia flower isn't a flower!
It's a tree.

Magnolia grandiflora, southern magnolia or bull bay.

A tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States, it is one of the most magnificent of the fragrant trees. It has large, thick, leathery dark green leaves which are up to 10 inches long. In the spring, they have a golden to rust color on their undersides.

The large evergreen trees may grow to 90' tall, and the fragrant white magnolia flower blossoms that have a smooth, almost velvet-looking petals are 8-12 inches across.

It is the state flower of both Mississippi and Louisiana. Mississippi is called "The Magnolia State" because it is our state flower, and because of the large number of natural growing magnolia trees.

Here in Virginia, they thrive. When in the Spring these beauties begin to blossom, I ride around on my motorcycle with camera close by to capture them early and record my route.  As the days go by, more and more will blossom out, and I'll catch many fully open magnolia blossoms throughout their blooming stages.  From particially open, to spent blossoms, they all are beautiful.

But you gotta have a big yard to grow them!  (Unless you get a smaller hybrid variety) 

The magnolia flower has been the subject of paintings for hundreds of years.  Around here, because of their flagrance, and size, they work well as dining room center pieces.

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The Original has sold from my Etsy store.  But check back to my Etsy Page for new works.  I paint full time, so you may see new works often, and with all the magnolia trees we have here in Lynchburg, I'm sure a new one will make it to the canvas soon. 

If you're in a real hurry, contact me for a commission quote.  You will be pleasantly surprised at the affordability of original art.

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