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Jun
13
2017

Adrian Bloom’s Newly Revised ‘Gardening with Conifers’

Gardening with Conifers is actually several books in one: The casual reader might approach it as a coffee table book; the photography, by Adrian and his son Richard, is lush and richly detailed.. Even non-gardeners will be impressed by the colors and textures of cones and needles, especially in the extreme close-ups. They’re beautiful! Gardeners…

Jun
6
2017

ACS Western Regional Conference recap

Over the Top . . . . . . was the phrase often heard as 95 enthusiastic Coneheads took part in a fun-filled weekend of education, touring and shopping. Oregon Garden Resort stood as the command center for workshops and wonder as conference-goers were amazed to see all of the mature specimens of long-established members…

May
26
2017

A Garden is Lost, A Gem is Discovered: National 2017 Update

  In early May we learned that the Ryan/Murphy Garden, featured in the CQ, Spring 2017 Issue, was no longer available for our 2017 National ACS Meeting. Fortunately, as several “Plan B’s” were being considered, an extraordinary garden came to our attention. On May 19th we visited, “The Kraft Gardens on Crooked lake”. The Gardens are…

Mar
31
2017

Conifer College already 75% Full!

Our full day Conifer College (Sunday, August 20) immediately following the ACS National Meeting (August 17, 18 & 19) is proving very popular. Registration is at 75% as of March 28th. This means we only have room for 24 more people. You still have time to register and have a fair chance of getting your…

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