Usually you have to have a big ladder or tree climbing equipment to enjoy the beautiful blooms of our Tuliptree neighbors, but yesterday I was fortunate to find a couple with eye-level blooms along Main and Edward Streets in Athens, PA.
The flowers are very upright and look green from the side or from below, but take a look at one from the top down and WOW! That orange really pops! The first thing I always notice about Tuliptrees are the straight trunks and squared-off maple-like leaves. But, if it's June, the sweet aroma of Tuliptrees blooms are sure to be the first thing about it to catch my attention.
Every season presents it's own unique floral beauty. Last month it was Silver Maple, now it's Tuliptree, and Catalpa will be next!