Monday, August 1, 2011

A rare treasure

Liriodendron tulipifera
A very tall specimen had become hemmed in amongst other mature trees at Orchards.  Any flowers - given their subtle colour - were difficult to see in the higher canopy.  One year at eye level these two flowers were captured on camera.  Days later a wind ripped through the lower garden and tore one third of the tree down like a huge heel cutting.  Such were the challenges of gardening at Orchards.

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