Conifer Shrubs

Most genera of conifers have smaller forms, many of which are cultivated varieties, plants that do not usually occur in nature, but have been given a helping hand through various breeding methods.

(Photo credit: Picea abies 'Nidiformis', 2014" by F.D. Richards, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.)

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When Should a Tree Be Removed?

There comes a time when it's best for the look of the garden and, what's more important, for safety's sake, to remove a failing tree.

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Spend Time with Trees

This is a good time to do nothing, even if only for a few minutes. Just meet your tree.

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Trees and Their Interactions with Other Organisms

The idea that you would have a garden outside, living and thriving, and that it would have no forms of life present other than the plants you have chosen, is not only impossible but ignores how gardens work.

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Juniper Hawthorn Rust

The juniper hawthorn rusts are amazing organisms that cause many unsightly growths on both juniper and hawthorn plants, saskatoons and sometimes others.

(Photo credit: “Juniper Rust Fungus (Gymnosporangium clavariiforme) (44489720891)” by Bernard DUPONT, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.)

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