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Feb
19
2018

2018 Jean Iseli Memorial Grant Open for Applications

  It’s that time again! The American Conifer Society annually awards a $4,000 grant to a public garden, arboretum or horticultural institution which has demonstrated its support of the development, conservation and propagation of conifers with an emphasis on dwarf or unusual varieties. The award was established in 1986 to further our mission and named…

Jan
25
2018

Bud Break 2018

musings from the Western Region President   Hello and Happy New Year to my Conehead friends around the Western Region. Given how wet and stormy it is right now in Washington, I’d like to take a few moments to focus on spring and summer and let you know what an awesome year 2018 is going…

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.  

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