In case you haven't been following the Magnolia Saga, here's a recap.
First I had a really crappy front garden filled with ugly overgrown evergreens. Then, Carolyn took pity on me and did a whole front garden design for me. Carolyn rocks!
In her design was a dwarf Magnolia on the corner. So I drove all over creation trying to find one and finally decided on the Royal Star Magnolia pictured below.
I bought it, brought it home, blogged about it and everybody told me it was way too big for my space, so I took it back.
I finally settled on the Magnolia Ann pictured below. It's just a baby now but I think it will be really pretty one day.