It’s finally beginning to feel a bit like Spring in Chicago to me! You may ask me why and I will reply, “It’s all about the Rose Magnolia Blossoms!” I first noticed this tree when I was very young there was one house about three blocks north of my parents home that had this great and beautiful tree. I would look at it and admire it every time I went to the store for my mother, yet my enthusiasm for this tree is nothing like it is today.
In this phase of my life, this tree is something that I actually find extreme joy in seeing. I look for them when I travel through the city. I have found plenty from Roseland to Rosemoor to Beverly. I think I actually know the location of every tree in my immediate vicinity. I think that these owners of these trees possibly find me peculiar because I stop to admire the trees. I take pictures and just find myself in absolute wonder standing beneath this great tree.
Rose Magnolia Tree Not In Front of My House
Today, I found an abandon Rose Magnolia Tree and I was able to get a clipping. Yes, I got a clipping! No, I will not tell you how I managed to do this! 🙂 I also will not share the location of “My” tree! I am wondering if I can root it and Bonsai it. I only know that Bonsai exist I don’t know how to Bonsai so I do not even know why the notion of Bonsai has entered my mind. Nevertheless, I will try to root this clipping and grow a little sapling. I’ll keep you posted on my sapling Bonsai project.
My Rose Magnolia Clipping
Tepals of the Rose Magnolia
Magnolias don’t have petals they have Tepals. I learned from reading Dr. Bishop’s article that the rose magnolia flower meaning is associated with nobility, perseverance, dignity and a love of nature. In art, specifically Chinese art, the magnolia is used as a symbol of feminine sweetness and beauty. In China, magnolia flowers are symbols of purity and nobility. In Japan, the magnolia is used as a medicinal and ornamental plant. Hanakotoba in Japanese means “The Language of flowers.” The flower is called Mokuren in the Japanese system of flower it means “Sublime, Love for Nature”. Magnolias are associated with the life force and are often presented at births. You can learn more about the rose magnolia meaning from Dr. Kitty Bishop on All Things Healing.
I was recently traveling along with a friend who was interested in the infamous “red light cameras and speed cameras” yet I was interested in rose magnolia trees. My friend didn’t like my exclaiming, “there’s another one!!!” with great enthusiasm when he was looking for cameras he found my enthusiasm for these trees to be a bit annoying. Nevertheless, I will keep sighting rose magnolia’s while they are in wondrous bloom! Hey slow down and look for Rose Magnolias too and you won’t have to look for red light and speed cameras!
Enjoy the lovely blooming beauty of my favorite spring time bloom!