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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.  

Dec
22
2017

What is a Conifer Tree?

  So what is a conifer tree, anyway? While this seems like a simple question, it has a complicated answer. Most of us have a vague idea; it’s like, a pine tree, right? Well, pines are conifers, but why? And what else is a conifer and is it always a tree? Always evergreen? Always green?…

Dec
2
2017

2018 Post-Meeting Tour Gardens

Warm up the short, chilly winter days by dreaming about gardens to see on the 2018 post-meeting tour! These are incredible gardens that you won’t want to miss. As always, thanks to the garden makers for opening their private spaces to us, and for providing most of this information. Chuck and Eileen Hutchison’s Garden The…

Nov
16
2017

2018 Post-Meeting Tour Highlights

  POST-MEETING TOUR (PMT) HIGHLIGHTS (editor’s note: this article was co-authored by Jennifer Harvey. Jeff and Jennifer Harvey are the 2018 national meeting coordinators.) To register, go to the events page. This tour has limited capacity so don’t wait! This year’s post-meeting tour is in a different part of the state from the national meeting—Asheville,…

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