Saturday, October 29, 2005

Tulip Tree in Flower

And my Tulip tree (Liriodenron, or similar spelling) is in flower.

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I love these flowers, about two inches each across, and very primitive. You have to look hard to see them on the tree.

8 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

It's such fun see your garden blooming as the I watch my garden here in the US going to sleep for the winter.

Karen
karensouth.blogspot.com

11:08 PM  
Blogger Sonia said...

What a beautiful your Tulip tree blossom!

5:42 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

I just looked at our Tulip Tree and couldn't see a flower anywhere. Do you suppose that's because it's only two feet high and still in a pot? LOL.

Very interesting flower, quite lovely. My friends have a huge Tulip Tree, even contemplated having it removed last year as it almost fills half the backyard. I must ask if they have flowers on theirs.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Had a look at our Tulip Tree in a pot yesterday and I do believe it has flower buds. That's a bonus.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Calidore said...

I have just raced out to look at my Tulip Tree - in bare feet, over gravel, not the cleverest thing I have done. Darn it - Not a flower in sight!! How long did it take before yours flowered??? Mine is at least six feet high, and lots of leaves - which I love, just no flowers.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Tulip Tree Update - alas, the buds unfurled to reveal another collection of leaves. Drat. Hope you have a good day in your garden tomorrow, Chloe, with lots of visitors.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Chloe said...

I have been told they take fifteen years to flower - but I think mine flowered at about eight or nine. I think you might have a little while yet, Alice. But Calidore is nearly there. :)

And I have a carpet of flowers around mine - the Cockatoos have been busy. :(

10:55 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

What a wonderful tree!
I wonder if it grows/thrives in a sub-tropical situation.
I must check out the Botanical Gardens!

6:25 PM  

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