The Origin of Conifer Cultivars
Text and Photography Bob Fincham The Pinetum at Devizes in the UK once belonged to Humphrey Welch, its creator. He wrote an authoritative bo
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
10 Types of Spruce Trees Everyone Should Know
To most people, 'conifer' and 'pine tree' are synonymous. There is some rationale for this, as the pine family is the largest conifer family
10 Types of Pine Trees that Everyone Should Know
What is a Pine Tree? Many of us have a tendency to refer to all conifers as pine trees, which is not illogical considering that the pine fa
10 Types of Cypress Trees that Everyone Should Know
Cypress: What's in a Name? Unfortunately, it is common for people to indiscriminately refer to many kinds of conifers as cypress, even if t
How to Prevent Arborvitae Deer Damage
Because arborvitaes are a favorite cool- and cold-weather food source for deer, homeowners need to be proactive in implementing deer-mana
Using Art and Math in Garden Design
Using art and math to create a garden design might seem like artificially superimposing incompatible sets of rules on plant placement in gar
Fairy Gardens, with Conifers!
Fairy Gardens, with Conifers! Text Elden Wheaton Photography Ron Elardo With little fanfare, a new form of gardening has been rapidly gainin
Conifers of the Olympic Mountains
A Short but Magical Trip to the Olympic Mountains. Text and Photography Jack Christiansen
What's Wrong with my Blue Spruce?
Why are Blue Spruces so Popular? Blue is generally a much-sought-after color in the garden, as is attested to by the abundance of flowers t
10 Types of Junipers that Everyone Should Know
Junipers tend to be the Rodney Dangerfield of the garden: they get no respect. They are often over-planted and under-cared for in commercial