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23-MAY-2013 Christine Hanrahan

Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

About three years ago, at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, we found a tiny seedling of a tulip tree, which had self-seeded. As this is a Carolinian species, and Ottawa is north of its natural range, we were not sure it would survive the winter. I roped off the site, so it wouldn't get trodden on during winter snows, and crossed my fingers it would survive. It did. And the next winter, and again, it has just survived our last winter which was very cold. It appears to be thriving. There is a tulip tree in the adjacent Arboretum, which has also survived our cold winters, and for sure the seed of our tree at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, came from there. I love the leaf shape!

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Irene Wehrli25-May-2013 11:10
Green in greeen with waterdrops - how wonderful! So nice he had survived...
Jean D25-May-2013 03:00
Very lovely indeed. Thanks for the descriptive info. ~V
LynnH25-May-2013 02:16
I recognized the tulip tree leaves from the thumb. Great droplets and softness. V
John Reynolds LRPS24-May-2013 19:54
Very nice use of colour and texture. V.
Ika Zinka Eferl24-May-2013 19:43
Very nice image in green!*V*
Janet Forjan-Freedman24-May-2013 13:28
Wonderful story attached to this beautiful green on green image.
Stephanie24-May-2013 12:32
I love the shape of this leaf! This is such a rich and pretty image Christine! V
Claude Gagnon24-May-2013 12:31
And with these water droplets it is very nice :))
Hank Vander Velde24-May-2013 11:51
Green with envy. A well captured image and great info to go with it Christine.
hayl24-May-2013 10:48
Lovely image - a study in green. Also a happy story.
Helen Betts24-May-2013 10:27
Gorgeous bokeh and color, and I love the raindrops glistening in this closeup. Very nicely done! V.
Yvonne24-May-2013 07:34
A beautiful image Christine! v
Blandine Mangin24-May-2013 06:54
very beautiful ! v
joseantonio24-May-2013 04:19
Those rain drops really make the image more interesting.V.
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