The quote is from the Magnolia blooming again thread. Here are some magnolias I've seen in the first two weeks of August. These all bloomed a few months ago. 1. M. x soulangeana (saucer magnolia), I think a private planting, in the West End 2. M. liliiflora 'Nigra' (according to the list in The Natural History of Stanley Park, Discovery Press, 1988), in the Rhody Garden in Stanley Park. 3. M. 'Yellow Bird', a cross between Magnolia acuminata and Magnolia brooklynensis 'Evamaria' (the ID is from the city's tree list, and the rest is from Wikipedia). Here are two Magnolia grandiflora, which are supposed to be blooming now. 4. M. grandiflora, cultivar unknown, in a back yard in South Vancouver 5. M grandiflora 'Goliath', from UBC Botanical Garden. I also saw an Oyama magnolia flower today. They're supposed to keep blooming until late summer.