Posted: Mar 29, 2009 11:32 am
My mom suggested Japanese Magnolia.
Those pink "tulip trees"? (Never can figure out the correct name for these...I think it may be "Tulip Magnolia".) They're so beautiful but they'll break your heart. They bloom so early that half the time they get "bit" by frost, and al those blossoms turn brown. This was an expecially bad year for them with the snow.
Also, I love those flowering ornamental cherries. Very pretty, grow really fast, and have nice gray bark. They planted a lot of them on Jackson behind the Rhodes fields a surprisingly few years ago, and now they kick some serious ass every spring.