Attracting honey bees an native bees as well as being a host plant for the eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) and the spicebush swallowtail (P. Troilus) butterflies, tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) has big, showy, yellow flowers in mid-spring making it a very attractive tree for the landscape. The tall trees produce large quantities of nectar and serve as a much-needed, early food source for hummingbirds. Thriving in full sun and average to wet soil conditions, tulip tree is hardy in zones 4-9.Learn more
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May is the time of the year when many people here in western Massachusetts begin planting flowers and vegetables, but state officials are hoping even more people will take part this year.Learn more
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