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Fabulous Flowering Trees Brighten your Garden Throughout the Season


Story by Eva Chiamulera

s the last remnants of snow melts away clouds of pink and white blossoms emerge throughout the region, providing a cheerful reminder that warmer days are ahead. Everyone has that one special moment each spring, perhaps it’s while driving down a street lined with stately columnar pears; their brilliant white flowers creating an inspiring colonnade, or a cheerful pink crabapple that a loved one planted years ago. Regardless of the moment

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it’s always sad to see one of these vanish from the landscape, but in recent years Mother Nature has subjected many of our mature trees to a test of the elements, from hurricane force winds to blizzards and ice storms, not to mention coastal floods. Whether you are replacing a cherished flowering tree or just looking to add a pop of color to your landscape there are several factors to consider, besides identifying the desired bloom color and time of bloom, the most important thing is to se-

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