Introduction to Conifers - Growing Conifer Trees and Shrubs in Your Garden

Introduction to Conifers - Growing Conifer Trees and Shrubs in Your Garden

Table of Contents Introduction to Conifers Introduction Growing Conifers Tips before Choosing Your Conifers The Scots Pine [Pinus species] Growing a Scots Pine Successfully Silver [white] Firs The Douglas Fir Spruce [Picea] Cypress – Cupressus Junipers Cedars Planting Your Conifers Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction The moment I talk about conifers, your immediate visualization of this genus is going to be of a stately fir tree in the winter, or a pine tree. For a majority of us, conifers, start and stop at fir trees. However, the term “conifer”means the wife’s army of large, medium, small and large cone producing plants. These include the Cedars, the Pines, the Larches, the Junipers, the Cypress, the Spruce and the Silver Firs. Only a full-fledged botanist could do justice to the wide range of variety of all these plants, but this book is going to give you an understanding of conifers in general and how they can be stately additions to your garden. Most of these plants are evergreens, and that is the reason why if you were living in the 19th century, your garden would have been overflowing with a surfeit of these plants.

Introduction to Evergreen Trees and Shrubs - Growing Evergreen Shrubs and Trees in Your Garden

Introduction to Evergreen Trees and Shrubs - Growing Evergreen Shrubs and Trees in Your Garden

Table of Contents Introduction to Evergreen Trees and Shrubs Introduction Planning Your Garden – Evergreens for Screens Evergreens – Planting Tips Recognizing the “Right” Evergreen Why Would Not I Choose a Conifer Tips for Planting Evergreens Choice of Evergreens Arbutus – The Strawberry Tree –Arbutus menziesii Camellia Heath Plants – Erica Gorse– Ulex Bottlebrush – Callistemon Magnolias Daphne – the Spurge Laurel Family Box [Buxus] Mimosa Lavender – Lavandula Holly – [Ilex] “Gold” and “Silver” Hollies – Rhododendrons Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction The moment you say the words “shrub” to a gardener his immediate reaction is going to be a visualization of Evergreen plants, which you do not shed their leaves in the autumn and in the winter. For all those people who intend to retire to the country, and are dreaming of their quiet little place with a white picket fence, the dream is definitely going to consist of a little garden in the backyard. It is going to have plenty of privacy, with a lavish use of Evergreen plants. Most of us associate the word “Evergreen” with conifers. However, there are still a number of trees and shrubs which, though not conifers can add style and distinction to your garden.

The Garden

The Garden


Garden

Garden


The Garden

An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches

The Garden


Introduction to Shore Wildflowers of California, Oregon, and Washington

Introduction to Shore Wildflowers of California, Oregon, and Washington

The diverse coastal habitats of the Pacific Coast include sandy beaches and dunes, salt- and freshwater marshes, coastal prairies and bluffs, riparian woodlands, and coniferous forests. This guide, first published nearly forty years ago, has introduced thousands to the wildflowers and other plants that grow along the coastline, including native and introduced species of wildflowers, common trees, and shrubs. Now thoroughly updated and revised, it is the ideal field guide to pack for a day at the seashore anywhere in California or the Pacific Northwest.--From publisher description.

Native Trees, Shrubs, & Vines

A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants

Native Trees, Shrubs, & Vines

A comprehensive, illustrated reference covering nearly one thousand native woody plants discusses the benefits of using such trees, shrubs, and vines in ecological gardening to provide food and shelter to attract birds and butterflies and offers helpful instructions on how to select, cultivate, and propagate a variety of native species.

Breeding and Genetic Resources of Five-needle Pines

Growth, Adaptability, and Pest Resistance : Proceedings of the IUFRO Five-Needle Pine Working Party Conference, July 23-27, 2001, Medford, Oregon, USA

Breeding and Genetic Resources of Five-needle Pines

This volume presents 29 overview and research papers on the breeding, genetic variation, genecology, gene conservation, and pest resistance of five-needle pines ( Pinus L. subgenus Strobus Lemm.) from throughout the world. Overview papers provide information on past and present research as well as future needs for research on white pines from North America, Europe, and Asia. Research papers, more narrowly focused, cover various aspects of genetics. Throughout the distribution of five-needle pines, but particularly in many of the nine North American species, the pathogen Cronartium ribicola J.C. Fisch. continues to cause high levels of mortality and threatens ecosystems and plantations. Studies on genetic resistance to C. ribicola are described in papers from different regions of the world. Use of P. strobus as an exotic species in Europe and Russia and corresponding problems with white pine blister rust are discussed in several papers. Other papers focus on examining and exploiting patterns of genetic variation of different species.