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Jun
28
2017

Exciting New Conifers of Northern Vietnam

By Scott McMahan, Manager of International Plant Exploration, Atlanta Botanical Garden I have had the pleasure of botanizing in many areas of southeast Asia over the past 20 years, but few places have provided such botanical surprises as northern Vietnam. Most people would probably guess that the climate throughout Vietnam is tropical and for the…

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…

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