12Nat037My favorite late-spring flowers are magnolias. We don’t have any in the garden ourselves, but there are some in a nearby park, and I love going there or just cycling past the park and seeing the pale pink blooms. With spring being so late here in Germany this year, it’s only very recently that they’ve been blooming.

If I had a larger garden, I would plant a magnolia tree. As matters stand, we only have space for two trees (apple and plum), and I am very happy with these and with harvesting the fruit in fall, but some part of me longs for magnolias. Small wonder I take lots of pictures of them!

What are your favorite late spring flowers or flowering trees?

– Rike Horstmann

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High school teacher. Soccer fan (Werder Bremen, yeah!). Knitter and book-binder. Devotee of mathematical puzzles. German.