Lisa O’Donnell

Lisa O’Donnell

Lisa O’Donnell has been growing conifers in containers for decades at her home in British Columbia.

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    How to Grow Conifers in Containers

    The sculptural qualities and year-round presence of evergreen conifers make them valuable assets in a garden. Planting conifers in containers is useful because they can be easily moved, combined with…

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    Conifers Should Come First

    When we first bought our house in 2000, I was pregnant. The previous owner had no interest in the garden. Since there was almost nothing planted, I just threw a…

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    Regional Picks: Plants for Dry Shade – Northwest

    ‘Sweetheart’ epimedium Name: Epimedium × rubrum ‘Sweetheart’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 16 inches tall and up to 2 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; well-drained soil The large…