Ever since I was a little girl I have wanted to have a Japanese Magnolia tree in my yard. Because of how expensive they are my family never bought one. When Matthew and I first moved into our new house, there was a big ugly tree with no flowers or anything on it. All that was on the tree were thick ugly brownish leaves and I wanted to pull it up. As winter came the ugly leaves fell off and blooms began to grow. That was when I realized what kind of tree it was. I cannot wait until this tree is full of those beautiful purple and white blooms!