Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tulip tree.

This is a Liriodendron - a nice tree with attractive leaves and lovely yellow autumn leaves but nothing to set it apart from any other tree?.Known as the Tulip Tree.

But look what appears in Spring. Aren't they exquisite?  I just love these shy little beauties. Not so little either - about the size of your ordinary tulip - but to my eyes just astonishingly beautiful.

It was some years before we even realised the tree flowered. You don't really notice the flowers at first glance, so well do they blend in with the leaves, but once seen, never forgotten. I get quite excited when they appear.

The flowering chestnut  has the same effect on me. I'll show you when they start blossoming. 

Liz Needle

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