image tex-oregongarden.com As with all garden design, form, color and texture always come into play. Conifer Gardens are no exception. Where some fall short is not allowing shape to be the first and main element of the design, followed by color and then texture. image via flicker image via finegardening image via finegardening image via greatplantpicks.org image via sunsetmagazine image via kellypinterest image viacarlazeilmann If you would like to add a more Classical feel to your garden…
Picea Orientalis 'Aurea Spicata' (Aurea Oriental spruce) with new growth
In late spring and early summer this lovely conifer has golden-yellow new growth contrasting beautifully with the older green foliage. It has an elegant shape due to the slightly drooping branchlets with short, blunt-tipped needles which are closely-packed. It has brick-red, male flowers in spring and purple, fruiting cones which mature to brown with age. A mature tree could reach 20m in height however we planted this tree in 1994 and we keep it to around 2 m by pruning to shape and form…
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Morinda Spruce Tree - This tree grows to 33 ft high and 10 ft wide. So it's not the best choice for a small yard, but it's so beautiful and unique I just had to pin it here!
Montgomery Blue Spruce
Outstanding addition to the landscape! Very slow growing dwarf forms a dense, symmetrical cone shape. Attractive, pointed gray-blue needles hold their color well, even in southern climates. A stunning low maintenance evergreen for accent, border, or rock
More December Ramblings
A hodge podge of pics from around the yard this last week before Christmas... Bon fire - Perfect on a very grey December day... The Herb Bed is still bright and colourful - Thyme, Sage, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Marjoram... and Dianthus going strong. Herbaceous herbs, like chives, have died down for the winter months. Oops... I added the spring pea vines to this raised bed as they are such a good soil amendment. Not wanting to waste any lovely compost-ables... Seems there were some old pea…
Foxhollow, Garden in late Summer : Grows on You
A garden picture taken at Foxhollow. Garden view in September showing the blue spruce Picea pungens 'Rovellis Monument' in the foreground, and Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' to the rear.
Picea pungens 'Thompson' with new spring foliage
We have four different cultivars of Picea pungens (Blue Spruce) in our garden which are all very similar and these are 'Hoopsii', 'Thompson', 'Hoto' and 'Kosteri'. The cultivar in this photo is Picea pungens 'Thompson'.