Magnolias!!! They are all over in the south and yet every year when they bloom, I just have to stop and pick them and bring them home. My kiddies and I looked like crazy people the other day when after a quick trip to the pediatrician we could be found practicall climbing the trees grabbing branches and plucking off the enormous blooms. The kids were in awe! They are as big as our heads!! They don't last long in a vase but they are so pretty in the mean time! Wishing for a magnolia in my yard one day!