Flowering Trees

  • Wada’s Memory magnolia
    Design

    Magnificent Magnolias for Mid-Atlantic Gardens

    Millions of years of evolution and hybridization efforts by generations of enthusiasts have produced hundreds of magnolia species and cultivars. Our mild Mid-Atlantic climate is conducive for growing a significant…

  • eastern redbud in a front yard
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    Excuse Me—Do You Have a Tree for Me? | Letter from the Editor

    If you’re a gardener—and since you picked up this magazine I’m guessing you are—you probably get peppered with plant questions all the time. I know I do. Take Thanksgiving just…

  • pruning flowering trees
    How-To

    4 Essential Tips for Pruning Flowering Trees

    Pruning can be intimidating. Many of us fear making a mistake our plants won’t recover from. Overall, trees are resilient; with a little practice and know-how, any gardener should be…

  • dog sitting in driveway lined with various plants and flowers
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    Favorites from Moyra’s Garden

    We’re visiting Moyra Bunger’s garden today. I live near Syracuse, New York, on the banks of Limestone Creek. I've lived here for 34 years and have enjoyed turning the property…

  • expert recommended trees
    Design

    8 Gardening Pros Pick Their Favorite Must-Have Trees

    Trees are among the most majestic plants in the landscape, and they are essential components of Earth’s ecology. We literally could not survive without these large, beautiful, and life-sustaining botanical…

  • spring-flowering trees
    Design

    Unusual Spring-Flowering Trees for the Mountain West

    Who doesn’t love flowering trees? When blooming, they provide stunning focal points in the landscape. While crabapples (Malus spp. and cvs., Zones 4–8) and hawthorns (Crataegus spp. and cvs., Zones…

  • A shrub with huge pink flowers with tall purple flowers in front of it
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    Charlene’s Pennsylvania Garden

    Today we’re in the town of North East, Pennsylvania, visiting Charlene Kerr’s garden. We are located on the south shore of Lake Erie, in northwestern Pennsylvania (even though the town…

  • Diane witch hazel
    Design

    Witch Hazels for the Northeast

    In the Northeast, there is hardly a more valuable garden plant than one that blooms in the winter. Add that coveted trait to a plant that is relatively pest-free, has…

  • Varied border of trees, shrubs and perennials along a property line
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    Plants for Property Lines

    We have all seen it: the line of arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 2–7) marching down the property line, stiff as can be, their heads lopped off…

  • Prunus nigra 'Princess Kay'
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    A Parade of Spring-Flowering Trees

    These North American natives put on a spectacular show