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Jul
16
2018

Snyder Award won by Elmer Dustman

  The Marvin and Emelie Snyder Award of Merit for Dedicated Support of the American Conifer Society was bestowed on Elmer Dustman at the ACS National Meeting last month in Raleigh, North Carolina. Elmer has been a dedicated ACS member for more years than any of us can remember, and has served two distinguished terms…

Jul
13
2018

Photos from 2018 National Meeting

We finished a fantastic and successful national meeting in Raleigh and Asheville, NC last month, thanks to incredible planning by Jeff and Jennifer Harvey. ACS member and Plantsmap founder, Tracy Blevins, took photos of each garden and posted them on the Plantsmap website. She has invited us all to view them! If you were there,…

May
13
2018

More Amazing Conifer Seed Cones!

Spring is the season for gorgeous seed cones, and even male pollen cones can be decorative. Most people think of ‘pine’ cones as brown and dry, because the cones that fall and are collected are always older seed cones from prior years. But real coneheads know that this year’s cones, both male and female, are…

Apr
22
2018

12 Amazing Conifer Cones

      Photographs by Janice LeCocq Photography In April, winter-weary eyes look with relief to spring flowers bursting forth across the landscape. But don’t think that flowers are the only eye-candy in the garden at this time of year; take a look at the vernal show that conifers (those allegedly boring, unchanging hulks of…

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