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White Crape Myrtle ... Lagerstroemia indica 'Natchez' hopefully getting two of these for the backyard this weekend!

Natchez White Crapemyrtle Tree 34 feet tall in full gallon containers fast growing crape myrtle >>> Click image for more details.

dogwood.. Love!! They will be in my backyard. A lot. Just like in Anne of green gables :)

Fall Garden Cercis 'Forest Pansy' can Red Rocket Crape Myrtle The Fastest Growing Crape Myrtle - -Beds and Bathrooms and House dogwood. They will be in my backyard. A lot. Just like in Anne of green gables :)

white dogwood - official tree of NC and oh so beautiful:  A profusion of full white blooms every spring. Deep green leaves turn scarlet in fall, making your dogwood a beautiful sight in all seasons.

White Dogwood

White Flowering Dogwood - official tree of NC and so beautiful: A profusion of full white blooms every spring. Deep green leaves turn scarlet in fall, making your dogwood a beautiful sight in all seasons.

Candytuft....year round flowering everygreen. early spring bloom. full sun. zones 4-8.  I have these they like a trim back , after bloom to keep them thick. snip flower buds off...or let them cascade for a ground cover.

Early spring bloom, full sun, zones They like a trim back after bloom to keep them thick. Snip flower buds off, or let them cascade for a ground cover.

Chinese Fringe Tree, flowers in late spring and bear fruits of bluish-purplish color in the fall.

Our Favorite Small Trees

CHIONANTHUS virginicus - Fringe Tree eastern N. America large shrub or small tree. Late spring clouds of FRAGRANT white blooms turn into clusters of blue-purple fruit in fall.

Think I'd like a forsythia in the front yard. Between my house and the one to the north. OR, put in the backyard as a border between yard and the alley.

Best Flowering Trees and Shrubs

Forsythia is a sunny harbinger of spring. Border forsythia is an upright, arching deciduous shrub that offers its bright yellow flowers in early spring. Some branches arch, while others shoot upwards. Use in an informal hedge or as a specimen in a border.

Front Yard Tree: Pee Gee Hydrangea  Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'    Flowering Shrub with Large White Flowers  Adapts to a Wide Range of Climates from Zones 3 to 8  Only Hydrangea that can be Pruned into a Tree  10' to 20' High by 10' to 20' Wide

Front Yard Tree: Pee Gee Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Flowering Shrub with Large White Flowers Adapts to a Wide Range of Climates from Zones 3 to 8 Only Hydrangea that can be Pruned into a Tree to High by to Wide

Merrill Magnolia in bloom--I'd love to plant one of these early spring flowering trees this year or next on right front of house ( near garage) or in back

Enhancing Garden Design with Beautiful Flowers and Healing Bark of Magnolia Trees

Merrill Magnolia in bloom--I'd love to plant one of these early spring flowering trees this year or next on right front of house ( near garage) or in back

This is one of the hardiest and latest-blooming hydrangeas. It bears large, cone-shaped white flowers in summer that gradually turn reddish brown and persist into winter. For more flowering trees, look here: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/trees/best-flowering-trees-shrubs/?socsrc=bhgpin041415peegeehydrangea&page=5

Best Flowering Trees and Shrubs

Make 2016 your best gardening year yet! Take a peek at these low-maintenance trees and shrubs to incorporate into your yard. Find pretty blooms, perennials, flowering trees and more here!

Star magnolias are the first flowering trees to bloom for me in spring. Here are some tips for growing them: http://landscaping.about.com/od/floweringtrees/p/star-magnolias.htm

Top 10 Landscape Trees for Year-Round Color