All over Atlanta luxurious Magnolia trees are in bloom, an event I always look forward to all year long.
You'll see majestic Magnolias planted along Intersates 20, 75 and 85 driving through downtown Atlanta; peppered throughout wooded neighborhoods like Buckhead and Druid Hills; and of course at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, which also features the Magnolia blossom as its logo.
Of course, since 1989 I can hardly see a Magnolia bloom without thinking about the film Steel Magnolias, starring Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts (from Smyrna, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta!), Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah, and Dolly Parton. Although set and filmed in Louisiana I know quite a few women in Atlanta who also are "Steel Magnolias."
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