I have two Magnolia trees in my front yard. the little one bloomed earlier this spring, but the big one, that has fuzzy buds on it has yet to bloom or show leaves. Is it normal for them to hold out this long? I was told by the lady that lived here before me that it is a variety the UofM made to be hearty in MN. I'm hoping it's not dead. Also what is this plant?
All you can do is wait and see. The odd late spring this year has stressed a lot of trees. Keep it watered and give it time. Don't fertilize.
One way to reduce winter stress on trees is to make sure they enter winter well hydrated.
Any idea what that other plant is? Some were saying creeping bellflower
It might be creeping bellflower. Check here:
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