MAGNOLIA CONSPICUA.—We have been delighted by the sight of two fine Magnolias in full flower, in the garden of Mr. Davison, corner of Smith and Livingston sts, Brooklyn. He has other Magnolias of the species Soulangiana which will blossom in three or four weeks. We recommend to all who have leisure, and wish to be refreshed by Nature’s fairest love-letters, to visit this garden immediately. If the Rose is the Queen of flowers, the Magnolia is the Empress.*
“Magnolia Conspicua,” New-York Daily Tribune, 18 April 1846, p. 2.