conifer garden, transplanted and still blooming, cinthia milner, jon merrill

Cool Conifer Garden Pictures (You have to see these!)

Here are some great conifer pictures taken and shared by Jon Merrill, General Manager at the store. Feast your eyes on color, texture and year-round enjoyment in the garden.

conifer gardens, transplanted and still blooming, cinthia milner, jon merrill

Notice the Japanese maple? They are great companion plants for a conifer garden.

 

conifer gardens, transplanted and still blooming, cinthia milner, jon merrill

Look at that blue, and the weeping maple. The layered look (a garden), and the containers. If you don’t have room for large trees or shrubs, containers are always fun.

 

conifer gardens, transplanted and still blooming, cinthia milner, jon merrill

It’s called a poodle tree and any conifer will do. I’ve seen poodle pines, poodle chamcaecyparis. Poodle it and even big, burly men will buy it. Although, one guy said he would never call his tree “poodle anything,” he was going to call it his staggered tree. Whatever, it’s a poodle tree,

conifer garden, transplanted and still blooming, cinthia milner, jon merrill

See? You don’t need a big space. Just a front yard. Cute, small house. Amazing conifer garden. Love it.

conifer garden, transplanted and still blooming, cinthia milner, jon merrill

Color, color, color. And, some of these evergreens turn beautiful, burnished colors in fall/winter. So, no more boring deciduous winters. I do feel my winters are a bit deciduous. I think I’ll write a book about it: The Winter of My Deciduous Discontent. No?

conifer gardens, transplanted and still blooming, cinthia milner, jon merrill

How many times am I asked a day, “What can I use to screen my neighbors?” (Seems we all have neighbor issues.) These conifers will screen out the whole dang development. Add in The Wave (look at the cutie at the front) and well, you’re waving good-bye to all those nosy neighbors.

conifer garden, transplanted and still blooming, cinthia milner, jon merrill

Garden path, anyone? Who says you can’t have conifers and perennials at the same time?

conifer garden, transplanted and still blooming, cinthia milner, jon merrill

Here’s Jon. He’s 6’4″. Can you guess how tall that tree is?

For the how-to of planning and growing a conifer garden, click here.

 

 

 

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