Garden Photo of the Day

A momumental evergreen tunnel

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

I can’t begin to imagine how many years it took to grow this evergreen tunnel at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, New York. Any guesses? Here’s a helpful tip: As far as I can tell, it’s all one plant–a weeping atlas cedar. Check out that trunk!

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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  1. Deanneart 10/04/2011

    One plant! incredible!!!!!

  2. pattyspencer 10/04/2011


  3. Lisianne 10/04/2011

    I love it! It makes me think adults sometimes like being kids, since a kid would love this! (As does this adult.)

  4. carolakxxx 10/04/2011

    What a wonderful creation!! Beautiful.

  5. tractor1 10/04/2011

    Lovely old planting, like a walk in the woods without the woods. Some of my acreage is an old abandoned Christmas tree farm now becoming mixed but I have several very long paths through towering Norway spruce... wildlife paradise. I'd love to plant a Weeping Atlas Cedar but alas the deer would have it for breakfast, deer love soft needled evergreens, during hard winters they'll even nibble spruce.

  6. greengrowler 10/04/2011

    Absolutely Spec-tac-u-lar!!! Reminds me of a intoxicatingly scented, soft green waterfall. It blends so nicely with the natural landscape; when man-made plant design compliments nature so seemlessly, it is a truly successful landscape.
    Thanks so much, Michelle!
    P.S. to Deanneart: I live south of you in Colorado Springs - would love to see photos of your garden - are they posted online anywhere??

  7. sheilaschultz 10/04/2011

    Down right magical! How beautiful...

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