Your voices have been heard and it looks like a Saucer Magnolia for little Miss Willa. The Japanese Flowering Apricot came in a very close second. I truly love that lots of you voted - thanks so much.
And, as I am prone to overreaching when it comes to my garden plans, I am already thinking of planting both. I have a glimmer of hope that this will happen soon, as Corey has started to look at the land around our house with interest. To me, that means the living things that have struggled through house construction blitzes may have a fighting chance. And introducing new ones won't be a lost cause.
Talk is cheap! I am hoping to walk the tree planting walk very soon.