Discovered this little Magnolia maudiae blooming its heart out in the garden this weekend. What a surprise. My pictures from last year show the bloom date as March 31.

Magnolia maudiae buds all aglow.

 

Blooms and buds galore.

 

And on just a wee 4′ Magnolia maudiae aka Smiling Monkey Forest Tree.

 

Lovely at every bud stage.

 

Holy Smokes and climate change, but it’s a beauty, no?

Cheers