Royal horticultural society (RHS) Exhibitions 2011

2011 A Year in the life of a Magnolia x soulangeana Tree

Silver medal

We had quite a large Magnolia x soulangeana tree in our garden on the south coast of England. Watching the changes and differences each year prompted me to use this as my subject for my first RHS exhibit. Roughly three years after starting the project I wrote a piece about each of the 8 pictures to go with each one during the exhibition. The following PDFs contain this information.

Magnolia x soulangeana: Bud development Watercolour on hot pressed paper.
Magnolia x soulangeana: Bud development.
Magnolia x soulangeana: Flower dissection. Watercolour and graphite on hot pressed paper.
Magnolia x soulangeana: Flower dissection.
Magnolia x soulangeana: Fruit dissection. Watercolour and graphite on hot pressed paper.
Magnolia x soulangeana: Fruit dissection.
Magnolia x soulangeana: Ripe fruit and seeds. Watercolour on hot pressed paper.
Magnolia x soulangeana: Ripe fruit and seeds.
Magnolia x soulangeana: Autumn leaves and fruit. Watercolour on hot pressed paper.
Magnolia x soulangeana: Autumn leaves and fruit.
Magnolia x soulangeana: Desiccated leaf and fruit case. Watercolour on hot pressed paper
Magnolia x soulangeana: Desiccated leaf and fruit case.
Magnolia x soulangeana: Maturing Blooms. Watercolour on hot pressed paper
Magnolia x soulangeana: Maturing Blooms.
A Year in the life of a Magnolia x soulangeana tree. Watercolour and graphite on hot pressed paper.
A Year in the life of a Magnolia x soulangeana tree.