Springtime is a great time to check out the Tennessee Aquarium's Cove Forest. The blooming plants are spectacular right now. You don't have to have a green thumb to appreciate the absolutely huge white blooms of the white magnolia. This picture doesn't really do the flower justice, so Brandon from Chickamauga, Georgia volunteered to pose next to the plant for a sense of scale. Notice that the bloom is bigger than Brandon's head!
Ouside of giant Alaskan cabbages, I don't think there are many flowers you'll ever see that get this big. Visit the Aquarium's River Journey building to see them now.