Flowering Trees

How to Grow Hydrangeas

How to Grow Hydrangeas

Add the Beauty of Huge Blooms to Your Garden! I learned how to grow hydrangeas in my garden simply by watching my grandmother.  She had the biggest, most beautiful hydrangea bushes in the neighborhood, perhaps the largest in the city.  She also had a variety of color which I also thought was gloriously beautiful.  Of […]

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The Yoshino Cherry Tree

The Yoshino Cherry Tree

The Yoshino Cherry Tree aka Prunus x yedoensis This Yoshino Cherry tree is truly a lovely flowering tree. It is the baby of our garden!  When our son selected a Yoshino Cherry tree as the next addition to our garden, we were all thrilled with that choice. One of our neighbors has an adult Yoshino […]

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Beauty of the Kousa Dogwood Tree

Beauty of the Kousa Dogwood Tree

When the Kousa Dogwood tree blooms, it is a magnificent display of beauty!  It is filled with stunning blossoms from top to bottom. There are over a dozen varieties of dogwood trees.  We opted for the Kousa Dogwood tree because it is more disease resistant than other varieties.  It is also climate tolerate and can […]

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The Jane Magnolia Tree

The Jane Magnolia Tree

The Jane Magnolia aka Magnolia Liliflora The Jane Magnolia Tree Blooms   Our home would not be complete without our Jane Magnolia Tree. Twenty years ago, our son chose a Jane Magnolia to give to me for Mother’s day.  We promptly planted it and enjoyed its beautiful blooms. A few short years later, we moved […]

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Alexander Magnolia Tree aka Tulip Tree

Alexander Magnolia Tree aka Tulip Tree

Alexander aka Alexandrina Magnolia I love all Magnolias, from the huge, gorgeous Southern Magnolia to the smaller Little Gem Magnolia.  The Alexander Magnolia is one of my all time favorites. Some of the most beautiful spring flowering trees are magnolia varieties. When we moved into our current family home, we had to leave behind the […]

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Flowering Pear Trees

Flowering Pear Trees

Flowering Pear Trees ~ Our Gentle Giants My backyard is graced with two Flowering Bradford Pear Trees.  We call the Flowering Pear Trees our “gentle giants” because they are huge, but when the wind blows they sway like graceful ballerinas. Their peaceful countenance beckons you to want to just rest under their shade and just […]

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