The ACS gets a Shout-Out from the American Horticultural Society
The Oregon Garden's conifer collection has been one of the ACS's most successful Reference Gardens. ACS volunteers, led by Western Region me
The Miracle Mile, Part 2
In October of 2016, I backpacked with my husband into Little Duck Lake in Northern California and spent three days “ticking” 17 species of c
The Sequel to the Ever-Popular Summer: Autumn!
Fall Gardening Back in July, as you may recall, our anonymous film director manqué wrote a piece likening his gardening to that of overseein
2020 Champion Tree Register is out!
American Forests has just published the 2020 Champion Trees National Register. This is a fun and informative list, and can be sorted by type
Taxodium Species Finally Get Some Respect!
Bald and pond cypresses are versatile trees for the landscape, so why don’t they get planted more? Sometimes Taxodium species are not consid
Cool colors beat the heat
Much of the country is experiencing extreme heat this summer and as we shelter in place, we're all in search of ways to stay cool. The high
It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Bling!
Most of us wouldn’t dream of messing with a wonderful conifer specimen. They sit there in the sun regaling us with their colorful foliage or
Lights! Camera! Action! Am I a movie director or a gardener ?
Editor's note: This entry was not written by me. It was submitted anonymously by a director who specializes in conifer gardens. The author h
The Lushness of the Late Summer Garden
Late summer can be a difficult time in an ornamental garden. Most perennials are as weary as we are of seemingly endless days of heat and w
How I fell in love with conifers
I made my first garden when I was nine years old, and, but for a few years off here and there when I lived in cities, I have been gardening
Winter Wonderland - California Style
We think of a winter wonderland as a landscape covered with snow, glazed and glistening, soft and serene. But for those of us who never re