The Modern Southern Garden: Alexandrina Saucer Magnolia

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The Profile 

Alexandrina Saucer Magnolia

The modern southern garden should include trees filled with sophisticated blooms. Alexandrina Saucer Magnolias are a medium-sized tree growing between 20 to 30 feet with tulip-shaped blooms that emerge between February & March in the lower Southern United States depending on how warm or cool the temperature has been during the winter months. The shape & stature of the tree is much different from the traditional magnolias one is accustomed & generally features showy flowers that range in color from soft pinks to vibrant, deep purple. They are easy enough to grow & produce the most wonderful fragrance. Alexandrina Saucer Magnolias may be trimmed into a perfect specimen with very minimal effort by clipping low hung branches. Learn how to create simple yet striking arrangements designed to brighten any space.

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How To Showcase Alexandrina Saucer Magnolia Blossoms

Beautiful flower arrangements should change with the seasons so begin by choosing items currently in bloom. Creating arrangements to use for special occasions need not be complex & with a few pointers they may be quick to make. Alexandrina Saucer Magnolias offer a lovely look when winter celebrations are in order.

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The Technique

Showcasing branches filled with beautiful blooms is always a lovely way to spruce up indoor spaces when entertaining. In many cases, they may be snipped from trees in your yard which truly signify the time of year. The blooms will fill the branches over a short span so you must capture them quickly because before you know it, the leaves will begin to appear. Cut several Alexandrina Saucer Magnolia branches & place them in simple glass vases. Small arrangements may be placed on vanities while much larger ones can fill entry ways & tabletops. The key to these blooms is that they are best when chosen while the petals are just about to open so make your selections & create the arrangement about a day in advance. The narrow, tulip-shaped blossoms will soon awake into flowers that measure approximately 4-inches in diameter. Enjoy them for a day or two but the true benefit is having this tree on the grounds all throughout the year. 

The Tune
“Pennies From Heaven” Billie Holiday 

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Football Fanatic * Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Instructor * Cooking & Baking Tutorials * Media Personality * Baking & Pastry Artist * Gardener * Runner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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