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Jan
25
2018

2018 Seed Exchange Coming Soon

Jim Brackman, the ACS’s intrepid seed collector and head of the Seed Exchange program, is still busy cleaning and sorting the 2018 offerings. He estimates that he is about 4-6 weeks away from finishing. In the meantime, you can still order seeds from the 2017 list. If you haven’t ever grown conifers from seed before,…

Jan
6
2018

The Weather Outside is Frightful!

Here are some photos of conifers in the snow from CQ Editor Ron Elardo’s garden in Adrian, Michigan. We’d love to see your photos, too!       These conifers are all hardy to Ron’s USDA Zone 6a garden. Watch for his adventures in zone-pushing with other, more tender conifers in the next CQ.  

Sep
16
2017

My Favorite (Unexpectedly) Shady Characters

Conifers in Shady Situations In the world of plant-speak, the accepted definition of “Full Sun” is six or more hours of direct sun per day. Common knowledge for pines, spruces, firs, junipers, Japanese cedars, cypresses, false cypresses, dawn redwoods, and bald cypresses, unless they are variegated (and sometimes then, too) is that they need full…

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