grandmom’s saucer mag

10263311_10201628007889763_116500789_oPink saucers of the  Magnolia × soulangeana adorned the front lawn of the Babikow house on Babikow road. It was like so many around the Baltimore area, making Baltimore one of  the prettiest spring cities. 

This tree towering 30 feet had a wonderful branch system, for climbing into. Its where some of the summer reading was done. Deap stuff like Louis L’Amour. This saucer Magnolia must have had a 40 foot spread. Mowing the thick lawn under it meant some banging head aches when I was finally able to use the riding lawn mower.

It had the whole front lawn to its self. On top of the hill it played queen of the Babikow homesteads.

Trees play allot in the child’s memories. what are some of your favorite memories in a tree?



Perennial plant propogator for Creekhill nursery. Over 40 years of experience with lots of plants from foliage, cut flowers, seasonal potted plants, annuals and perennials. A plant geek and nerd, i am

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