Day 446

Magnolia grandiflora

March 20th, 2013

This magnolia, standing in the public gardens of St. Luke in the Fields, is of the same species as the landmarked tree that graces Ms. Hattie Carthan's Magnolia Tree Earth Center.

A touching sign at its base reads:

This Magnolia Grandiflora, "little gem," is the latest of countless lovely things to take root and blossom in the world because of Jeri Baker (1946-1988).

It was planted in her memory by her friends, the women of Dialogue, on May 21, 1989.

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