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

Purple Coneflower

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

Brandywine-malus-crabapple

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

Tree Peony 'Garden Treasure'

Bradford pear-pyrus cal.

Square foot gardening

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.

Dragon Fruit Cactus

Sara Tree blossom. #flowers #unusual_flora

Carolina Silverbell-halesia tetraptera

14 Tips for Growing Perfect Pumpkins! ~ from TheFrugalGirls.com - easy pumpkin gardening tricks you'll love! #garden #thefrugalgirls

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