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Jul
22
2017

Featured Conifer – Cunninghamia lanceolata

By Newseditor

Text and photographs by Bradley Roberts, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina When we talk about conifers for the Southeast, we have to include Cunninghamia lanceolata. This giant of the landscape holds a special place in the realm of southern gardening, as it has historic significance as a “southern heritage” tree. It is commonly found…

Jul
12
2017

If You Could Only Pick One…

By Barbie Colvin

That’s the question we posed to our seventeen Reference Gardens, earlier this year. If you could only pick one (or two) conifers as your tried and true, never fail, never let you down, always makes you smile – which one (or two) would you choose? What an interesting and fun project for us! We asked…

Jul
10
2017

Featured Conifer -Taxodium distichum at Moore Farms Botanical Gardens

By Newseditor

Text and photographs (except as noted) by Leanne Kenealy, former production coordinator at Moore Farms Right now, the bald cypress is dropping its leaves in swamps of southern Illinois at the same time that one of their submerged knees is knocking against the side of a kayak in south Florida. It’s native to areas of…

Jul
10
2017

The Southeast Signature Plant Series- Thuja occidentalis ‘Maud’

By Jeff Harvey

Text and Photos (except as noted) by Jeff and Jennifer Harvey   This year, the Southeast Region initiates the Southeast Signature Plant Series, an ongoing project of the Southeast Region to develop new cultivars of conifers that are suited to SE gardens. Selections will be seedlings, witch’s brooms, or sports that have not been previously…

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