We wanted a tree which would blossom in the spring but not a tree that will grow into something enormous that will overpower the garden but maybe something big enough to provide some shade in the summer. A few weeks back there were cherry blossoms, apple blossoms and all sorts just popping up all over around our village and then I saw a blossoming magnolia tree. It was beautiful and thats how we decided. A beautiful tree for a beautiful babe.
And yes, that is a lonesome blossom beneath the tree. It fell off when we were planting it so we just gently placed it in the soil!
Here is a beautiful blossoming magnolias in case you have not seen one before.
P.S. You can see our veggie garden here which is currently thriving, I pick rocket and salad leaves from it most evenings to have with our supper.