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10 Amazing Plants & Trees to add to your Home Garden

And just like that I feel alive.

Oxygen is freely moving throughout my body. Spring blossoms, clean air and sunshine have a magical way of waking me from my long winter's nap. Even with Spring's rain, and radical temps, I know that there is a light at the end of a cold tunnel.

Feeling alive is an amazing feeling! How are you liking all the beautiful colors that emerged overnight? The trees are bringing it. They deserve a standing ovation.

They're also the motivation behind this post. We need to do some landscaping in our yard this year. Actually we've been needing to do it for quite some time now, but It's been too daunting of a task for me. I think this year I'm ready.

So, I've compiled a list of trees and plants that are sure to bring an array of vibrant color to any yard.

These are trees and plants that thrive well in Utah. (We are in growing zone 7 by the way.)

Autumn Cherry Tree- This cherry tree has lighter pink blossoms.

Blue Moon Wisteria-These blossoms are blue/purple and they bloom in Spring and also Summer.

Endless Summer Hydrangea- These bloom all Summer long!

Lynwood Gold Forsyth- Are you wondering what that vibrant yellow plant/shrub is that you're seeing around town? This is it. It's one of my favorites!

Day Lillies- These are easy to grow and come in different varieties. They are a wonderful addition to any home garden.

Lilac- I dare you to walk past a Lilac tree and not stop and devour the scent. I also dare you to NOT pick it off the neighbors tree and take it home with you. The temptation is real. They are so incredible. I love them.

Peonies- Such a beautiful flower that will brighten up any yard.

Daisies-I'm a sucker for wildflowers. I do a double take when I see a yard full of beautiful daisies and other wildflowers. It just makes sense that they round off the end of my top ten plants list. They are simple and classic. Can't go wrong with them.

Choosing plants and deciding where they go in your yard is step one. I've helped you there. But knowing how to plant and when is also a factor. So, check out these websites and they will lead you in the right direction....

Did I miss your favorite? Have a tree or bush that you love that isn't on my list? Please share! I'd love to know what your favorites are!

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Happy Spring!


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