Designing with Conifers


A web extra to Susan Hamilton's article in Fine Gardening issue #152.

Conifers can add a fine needlelike texture rarely found in shade-loving perennials. Careful placement of these needled gems next to a bold-leaved plant creates a dynamic pairing seldom seen in darker spots. Can you spot where the four conifers are in this shade bed?

Susan Hamilton is the director of the University of Tennessee Gardens in Knoxville and is the president of the American Conifer Society - Southeastern Region.