At the Missouri Botanical Garden, there is a plenitude of early blooming trees and shrubs that catch consecutive waves of warmth and excitement and fill the landscape with bursts of bright and joyous color: especially golden yellows from daffodils and forsythias, and radiant whites shading to vibrant pinks in the flowering plums and cherries, and saucer magnolias.
The saucers, in particular, sometimes known as Japanese Magnolias, are radiant this year, and all on their own worth the trip to Tower Grove. There is a wonderful diversity of different varieties of these deciduous cousins of the classic Southern magnolia, and they are putting on quite a display for you right now. Most of them are also fragrant!
Go visit the Missouri Botanical Garden today!