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RE: My Tulip Tree!!!


And, if you have the right fall weather, you should have a blaze of yellow
leaves.


> [Original Message]
> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 5/29/2006 8:26:24 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] My Tulip Tree!!!
>
> Thanks, Bonnie!  I appreciate all the additional information.  And I just
> thought it made a stately tree...LOL!!!  We have had a number of
> swallowtails in our gardens over the years and we also have a cardinal
> family and I can't tell you how many squirrel families.  They will be
happy
> for the bounty this fall, I'm sure.
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of Bonnie Holmes
> Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2006 8:43 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] My Tulip Tree!!!
>
> They do put out a pod, a 3" cone in the fall, like other in the magnolia
> family.  Hummingbirds and butterflies like the flowers.  The pod seeds are
> eaten by cardinals, purple finch, and squirrels.  The tiger and spicebush
> swallowtail butterflies use the leaves for larvae.  Companion plants
> include:  white oak, beech, hickory, red maple, sugar maple, cucumbertree,
> umbrella tree, sourwood, hemlock, and musclewood.  For understory, you can
> use redbud, dogwood, pawpaw, strawberry bush, hydrangea, spicebush,
climbing
> hydrangea; and, on the floor, wild ginger, trout lily, phlox, bloodroot,
> ferns, river oats, asters.  It is TN's official tree.
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 5/28/2006 7:24:52 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] My Tulip Tree!!!
> >
> > I have one which survived being "attacked" by deer antlers. One third 
> > of the trunk was barked, but it is still hanging in 3 years later. It 
> > bloomed this year for me. Still gets TLC. Hope it lives to get really 
> > big. They are the tallest trees in the eastern forest.
> >
> > Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> >
> > On May 28, 2006, at 4:21 PM, Christopher P. Lindsey wrote:
> >
> > >> Those who have had blooming tulip trees, do they put out any type 
> > >> of seed pod after bloom?  What should I expect?
> > >
> > > Hi Bonnie,
> > >
> > >    That's awesome about your tulip tree blooming!  For those who 
> > > aren't
> > >    familiar with the blooms, here's one:
> > >
> > >       http://www.hort.net/gallery/view/mag/lirtu/
> > >
> > >    The fruit aren't particularly exciting.  When they first form they
> > >    look a little like okra:
> > >
> > >       http://wp.hort.net/plant/lirtu50
> > >
> > >    They eventually split open along the seams, releasing vertical 
> > > seeds
> > >    and leaving a vertical 'spike' that lasts through the winter.  It's
> > >    not very noticeable unless you're looking for it or you've had a 
> > > good
> > >    snow that makes it stand out.
> > >
> > > Chris
> > >
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