This is the time of year when gardeners who don't have one have magnolia envy, as they eye up the showy blossoms that emerge on the bare branches of a neighbor's tree. Carol and John Cole of Ashwaubenon planted their Royal Star about four years ago. You can almost smell those fragrant flowers, can't you?
What's in bloom by you? Send a pic of what's flowering inside or outside your house to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Green Thumbs'' in the subject line, along with your name, city and a line or two about it (tips are always welcome). We'll share your colorful shots from your kitchen windowsill to your perennial garden to your vegetable patch each Sunday on our Dirt page. Closeup shots tend to work best, and no people in the photos, please.