After living in Seattle for a few years, I’ve yet to see any other micro-climate produce the the amazing magnolia trees that grow there. But, Florence is no slouch when it comes to these monumental trees.
Last weekend I was in the lovely garden behind the Palazzo Guicciardini, and this beautiful speciman was putting on a pretty show. My pictures, unfortunately, do not capture the majesty or the beauty of the big white blossoms, but I hope you get the picture. Look at the top section in this picture below and you will see some of the white blooms.
Another closer view:
Here’s a view I found on the internet to better show the white blooms.
And yes, the blooms are gorgeous, but even the foliage of this tree is lovely.