The only reason I can come up with as to why I have never been introduced to magnolias is because I've always lived in the north east . Why are these so popular in the south but essentially non existent here? I know there's a climate difference and everything, but still, that's no excuse. THEY'RE AMAZING. One of my brides this year posted magnolias on the Pinterest board we were creating for her wedding and I can't stop thinking about them. I'll be doing a lot more floral work at my new job, so I've been boning up on all things botanical. I've been reading the Floral Recipe Book, and it's pretty awesome, I highly recommend it if you're into creating floral arrangements. SO, I've been learning more about flowers, and as a result, finding new personal favorites, and Magnolias are definitely at the top of my list!