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    Tokyo Gardens in November

    Today’s photos come from Cynthia Cox. She lives in Oklahoma City, but today she’s sharing photos from a trip she took to Tokyo. I moved from an acre lot to…

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    Plant Winter Interest With Conifers

    One of my favorite ways to get ideas for my own yard is to visit public gardens. Great public gardens give me a chance to see mature specimens of trees,…

  • Varied Directions Larch
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    Conifers for Gardens in the Northeast

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

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    Conifers for Any Size Landscape

    Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors, textures and habits all year long. While conifers are sometimes relegated to the rear or boundary…

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    Conifers for Gardens in the South

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

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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: Unusual Evergreens – Northeast

    1. ‘Red O. D. Burke’ Japanese Red Pine Name: Pinus densiflora ‘Red O. D. Burke’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 Size: 12 to 15 feet tall and 6 to…

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    Regional Picks: Unusual Evergreens – Midwest

    1. Ratstripper Name: Paxistima canbyi USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7 Size: 6 to 8 inches tall and 2 to 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist,…

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    Trees for Tight Spaces

    Think you don't have room? Never feel restricted again with these small problem solvers

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    Fir vs. Spruce vs. Pine: How to Tell Them Apart

    Telling the difference among conifers can be tricky. To me, they are all Christmas trees. But calling them such doesn’t really mark me as a discerning gardener. There is, however,…