Types of Conifers

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    Everything You Need to Know About Conifers

    What is a conifer? We think of it as an evergreen plant with needle-like foliage, but a conifer is simply a plant that bears cones. And not all conifers are…

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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 in Dale’s Garden

    Today Dale Dailey (whom we've visited before: Dale's Garden in 2020) is sharing some special conifers. Coniferous trees and shrubs have a special place in our garden located near Lansing,…

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    Tall, Skinny Conifers for the Southeast

    Perhaps you struggle with when it’s appropriate to use an exclamation point at the end of a sentence. However, you don’t need to struggle with when to use one in…

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    Weeping Conifers for the Midwest

    Conifers are so valuable in the Midwest landscape. Their beauty is certainly not hard to appreciate, with their wide range of textures, foliage colors, and forms. Because they add interest…

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    Conifers for Gardens by Region

    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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    How to Prune Conifers

    These plants are unforgiving, so make the right cuts for the right reasons

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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,…

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    Composing With Conifers

    For a dynamic look, contrast different shapes and colors