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Posted April 5, 2015 at 4:28 pm

One of my favorites: Picea abies ‘Atys’

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Posted April 5, 2015 at 7:27 pm

Some A. koreana ‘Horstmanns Silberlocke’ from my garden (photo by Janice LeCocq):

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Posted April 5, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Hey Anton I got one of those Picea abies ‘Atys’ when we were at European Nursery last August. I can’t wait till it cones (it’s really tiny).

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Posted April 6, 2015 at 11:25 am

Lot’s of great contributions – Keep’em comin’, I am loving it!

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Posted April 6, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Alright, Randall. You asked for it. Again, excuse the quality of the photographs. I’m not a photographer, and the camera is from my cell phone. With that disclaimer behind us…


Picea abies ‘Pusch,’ pushing new growth. You can also see the baby cones if you look closely.


Chamaecyparis obutsa ‘Chirimen.’ My favorite C. obtusa. The new growth isn’t that conspicuous.


Pinus parviflora ‘Bergman.’ Alight with candles.


Taxodium distichum ‘Peve Minaret.’ The new growth is most vigorous at the base of the plant. There are still unopened buds at the top.


Ginkgo biloba ‘Mariken.’ Before they began sprouting, the buds gave the plant a very warty appearance.


Tsuga diversifolia. Just the species! Not a cultivar. I’m counting on our heat to suppress (but not destroy) its growth a bit. I don’t have room should this one reach the mature size you see in its native habitat in Japan!


Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Ogon.’ Looking up through the branches. The vegetation is similar to the bald cypress.


Picea omorika ‘Pendula Bruns.’ You can just barely see the new, yellow growth.


Abies lasiocarpa ‘Glacier,’ on firma rootstock. I had to include a fir, and the old growth is really quite a brilliant blue.

Alright. That’s enough for now.

Dean

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Posted April 6, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Looks good, Dean! I haven’t seen any Abies pop buds here.. but I haven’t been out and about today yet. ;^)
Your little ‘Glacier’ looks great and has me longing to see the firs pushing new foliage! I have some more shots posted with Ed’s latest blog post here… including a close up of a ‘Mariken’ “wart.” :^)

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Posted April 6, 2015 at 6:12 pm

I love the Ginkgo ‘warts’ – I think that they are great trees partly because they look interesting in winter with those distinctive buds. Thanks for all of the great photos!

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Posted April 7, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Here are a few more things happening in the Jean Iseli Memorial Garden right now:
Picea glauca ‘Cecelia’

Picea abies ‘Acrocona’

Pinus ponderosa – for the species purists.

Picea abies ‘Pusch’ – terminal buds popping with tiny new pink cones. Should become a nice cluster of color.

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Posted April 10, 2015 at 7:13 am

wow!! not liking you right now 🙂 those are some nice close ups!

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Posted April 10, 2015 at 10:57 am

Randall, thanks for the P.p. – I’m a ponderosa gal. And there are some great cultivars!

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