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Jun
29
2017

Ghost-Busters: On the trail of the albino redwood

It’s a pale ghost-like tree in the coastal redwood forests. It’s a mutant and very rare. It’s a white-needled tree that would make any gathering of coniferites gasp with excitement. It is also a mystery, although one that is slowly becoming unraveled.   The albino coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) has been observed for 150 years…

Jun
29
2017

Planting as Nature Intended

Giving New Plantings the Best Start Planting a tree or shrub in your landscape can be very exciting, but it can also be the start of a painful loss of what was once an interesting, possibly expensive, plant. On the surface planting seems to be a simple task – dig a hole to fit and…

Jun
29
2017

CONIFER PROPAGATION 101

Part I So, you’ve been bitten by the conifer bug and have your own collection of these wonderful plants and you’ve entered the Cone Zone by joining the American Conifer Society. You may also be following conifer forums, groups and blogs on the ACS website ,Houzz, Facebook, and who knows how many other places and…

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…

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