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

Top Coneflower Selections

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: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/trees/popular-small-trees

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

How to Plant a Fruit Tree

Fringe Tree-chionanthus virginicus

Redbud-cercis canagensis

Once found growing wild on the American prairie, coneflowers are now one of the most widely grown and hybridized perennials in the country: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/power-perennials/?socsrc=bhgpin041914coneflower&page=9

Bradford pear-pyrus cal.

Tree Peony 'Garden Treasure'

Brandywine-malus-crabapple

Have a yard that doesn’t get a lot of light? Plant veggies that flourish in the shade. | 23 Diagrams That Make Gardening So Much Easier

Carolina Silverbell-halesia tetraptera

The Japanese Tree Lilac features blooms of creamy-white flowers. More small trees: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/trees/popular-small-trees/?socsrc=bhgpin100813treelilac&page=17

Magnolias.

Square foot gardening

Dragon Fruit Cactus

Sara Tree blossom. #flowers #unusual_flora

Cassia fistula "Golden Shower Tree"