Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tulip Trees

Liriodendron Tulipifera
"The Lily Tree that produces Tulips."

Carolus Linnaeus, a Swiss botanist, named this
interesting and beautiful tree.
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Because of it's large trunk and excellent buoyancy,
it was used to make canoes for early explorers and settlers.

This beautiful tulip tree grows at the end of our cul de sac.
It is in full bloom now and is so very

{photos taken June 2 in the early morning}

{a peek inside the flower of the tulip tree}

It is the state tree of both Kentucky and Tennessee,
but I am so glad we have one here in
New York!

Enjoy your springtime!
Keep cool
Keep calm
Stay refreshed
inside and outside

Wishing you great JOY!

There are more beautiful sights to see at


Julie Harward said...

This is amazing to me...I have never heard of such a tree..what a good idea! LOL I love all the different and beautiful things all over this splendid earth1 :D

Cathy said...

So very beautiful Maria. Thanks for showing it to us.

Wanda..... said...

The spring storms took the top out of a tulip tree here, it was a fairly young tree compared to several huge ancient ones on the property, on one which we hung a swing once, on a limb 30 ft. up. That was fun! The swing now needs to be replaced though.
Enjoy the end of spring, Maria!

It's me said...

Wowwww what a beautiful tree......lovely weekend darling....enjoy !!...have

joco said...

Hiya Maria,

By coincidence my skywatch picture this weeks sports the same tree.
But...only a few years old and not showing signs of flowering yet.

Now I know what it will look like when it grows up ( and up and up :-)
It's in the family of magnolia I believe.

joco said...

Me again: I just enlarged the flower picture: that is Homeric! What a gorgeous photo.

Jan said...

A "new" to me tree. Wonderful shots for today.

Liz said...

Beautiful shots. First time I've seen that flower. Thanks for sharing.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

The Captain's Daughter said...

Gracious! That is an amazing tree! I must know more about it, and find out how to get one for our garden!

Your photos (as always) are beautiful!

EG Wow said...

Beautiful. Another tree I wish I could plant here!

Bare Mio said...

Beautiful shots!
What a beautiful tree, I've never seen it before and wish I could plant one here.
Have a nice weekend. :O)

Linda said...

What a beautiful tree Maria. I am just overwhelmed by the beauty all around us, and you capture it here day after day. I so appreciate you tender heart.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful bloom, I took some photos of this flower too!

My Sky shots, have a great weekend ahead!

Bill S. said...

Now that is one beautiful tree and oh, what lovely flowers. Great post.

dcrelief said...

When I was a child we had one of these in our yard in North Carolina. I can remember playing with the blossoms. Great memories! Thank you.
Love Dixie

Shirley said...

It is a gorgeous tree!!! Thank you for sharing.

The Gardening LIfe

Arija said...

That certainly is a magnificent specimen. I have tried to grow them but they need a lot ore water than we have here. I just go to visit my favourite examples in a valley in the Victorian alps.
When you look into the heart of the flower it is so like a Magnolia. Don't you just love it in it's golden coat when fall comes?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My goodness...this is unseen here ! WHAT PERFECTION AND DELIGHT MY FRIEND! Stay cool...we are having 90 degrees today!!!! Anita

Hazelmarie Elliott (Mattie) said...

Maria, I certainly thank you for posting these pictures. I've never seen a tree like this one - it's splendid, for sure. Very beautiful and unique.

As always, you've given your readers something to admire and enjoy. Thank you!

Mom had surgery over two weeks ago - it's been touch and go. She's still in the hospital, but they think she might come home early next week if she keeps improving. That's why I've not been online very often. Anyway - have a wonderful weekend.


Bela said...

Have a lovely weekend, dear Maria!!
Love, Bela

Stan said...

What a neat tree! This is a new one for me-- and the flowers are quite different from what we know as tulips--wonder how the name was chosen...

Gloria said...

Beautiful! I have heard of this tree, but have never had the joy of seeing one face-to-face. Your photos help me to see the beauty they have!! Thanks for sharing!

Have a sweet Summer making some wonderful memories dear friend!


Dianne said...

Our tulip trees bloomed about 3 months ago--ha--and I am so glad you are enjoying springtime but it is hot summertime here already!!

Our tulip trees are smaller--haven't seen any that are anywhere near that big--and your bloom looks a little different also--I loved getting to peek inside.

Hope your weekend is blessed dear friend.

Pearl Maple said...

that is so pretty, can see why they'd name it a tulip tree, the blossoms are sweet

have a great weekend

francis said...

Maria Maria Maria I am still over the moon ........................
Tomorrow I see HER again .
My sister and her husband and their 3 children ( 11 , 19 , 22 )are all coming over for maternity visit and my son has asked me to come too ! They have lots of visitors and my son is taking care of the agenda ! He does it very well and there are also days without visitors ! Just enjoying together !
Maria I wish you a happy weekend and hope the sun is shining a lot like overhere .

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Maria, I come running to your lovely little corner. Where did time go? I must admit I have a little under the weather all week long, not feeling sick really but just not getting things done.
Bresten turns 7 tomorrow and we are off to the SS Rotterdam, a cruise ship. It's a hotel these days and we will spend a night. I have planned to sit on the deck and do nothing nothing nothing. Will instruct Mark to take the little monkeys on a tour guide ;)
Love to you sweet friend o xx o I hope my flower seeds will arrive in your backyard soon now, it's about time they disappear in the soil. I was a little late this year. Did not plant mine either yet .. x oo x

Martina said...

Wow, such a beautiful tree! These flowers look so exotic to me - wish i had one in my garden too! Have a lovely sunday Maria!

koralee said...

Oh my goodness Maria...this tree so reminds me of my grandparents...they had a tree in their backyard just like this. Sweet sweet memories...thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs and love to you...hope you are enjoying your weekend...xoxox

Spiderdama said...

So beautiful and fresh! Great to have these flowers to see growing.
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday:-)

EcoRover said...

Great shots of a beautiful tree in bloom. I think we called them "tulip poplars." Have you met their relative, the cucumber tree? It makes a cucumber-like fruit that's very stinky.