The southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) is an icon of southern heritage. Stunningly beautiful, fragrant flowers on a resilient, equally stunning tree. Shiny, large dark green leaves provide intense contrast to the over sized floral display. No southern landscape is complete without them. How do they fit into the permaculture concept? Beauty, shady, erosion control - 3 immediate results of their presence. The aesthetic appeal they bring provides value of its own. If your area will accommodate them, enlist them into your overall design. They won't disappoint you.
Diane C. Morey
Making our environment,