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In early spring, long before New York thaws and San Francisco’s fog lifts, the magnolias take over Durham, North Carolina, covering the town in a blanket of pink petals and soft smells.
Outside, the expansive private yard offers brick terraces, a petanque court, gorgeous landscaping, maple trees, magnolias, and more.
But the magnolia is in full glory; half the rhododendrons are going nuts with color; the daffodils (three kinds) have been blooming for weeks; the leptospermum and the hellebores and the hyacinths are exploding in their stately fashion.
And anyone who has stayed at the hotel will recognize the custom scent of the store's Jurassic Flower candle: The white flower, magnolia, apricot, and peach blend, created by French master perfumer Frédéric Malle, wafts through the hotel each day.
In a snowy Capitol Hill park, big branches, thick with pale pink magnolia blossoms and heavy with snow, had fallen from a tree in the park where Nikki Lowry was walking her dog Daisy.
Saucer magnolias have grown large, and consequently, the lawn shrank.
Teddy Bear magnolias and Texas mountain laurels might figure into a planting somehow.
Another relative is the pretty star magnolia, a shrub or small tree with frilly petals on its early blooms.
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Origin and Etymology of magnolia
First Known Use: 1739See Words from the same year
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Definition of magnolia for English Language Learners
: a tree or tall bush that has white, pink, yellow, or purple flowers
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