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    Top Fruit Trees for the Midwest? Apples and Asian pears.

    Fatal Attraction cone flowers

    Best garden plants for the midwest.

    Tree leaf chart. In the midwest we used to have to preserve and memorize leaves in elementary school. Now, if I ask a Californian what kind of tree that is, they look at me as though I'm nuts!

    Crabapple trees produce beautiful flowers and fruit to brighten your yard. More small trees for your yard:

    How to Plant a Fruit Tree

    I have a few of these Flowering Dogwood trees- BHG -favorite small trees article.


    Fringe Tree-chionanthus virginicus

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    Once found growing wild on the American prairie, coneflowers are now one of the most widely grown and hybridized perennials in the country:


    The Japanese Tree Lilac features blooms of creamy-white flowers. More small trees:

    Redbud My neighbors across the street from me have a cute little pale yellow bungalow home with a redbud behind it in the backyard that provides a halo of mauve blooms that frame the house in the spring. So picturesque.

    Square foot gardening

    Dragon Fruit Cactus

    Weeping White Pine

    Amur Maple has stunning fall foilage. See more of our picks for shrubs with vibrant fall color:

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    Tool Shed: Just a little color and ta-da!