Why do we want more and more conifers for our gardens? Is it a matter of shape, color, growth potential? It can just be about bragging rights, right? For me it’s all about shape, color, and needle texture–oh yes, and scent.
I’ll admit it. I’m a hard-core collector. I’m always on the lookout for conifers that are so rare that very few people have them yet. My focus is miniatures and clumpy-contorted cultivars. Nearly 800 conifers into my obsession, I am happy to say that I have some really cool items.