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Miniature and Dwarf Conifer Garden

A miniature and dwarf conifer garden photo.

This is my latest creation - a miniature and dwarf conifer rock garden with a water feature for water plants.  Conifers - mostly evergreens, pines, spruce, etc, but include decidious trees also such as the Taxodium aka Bald Cyprus and the Ginko - a very ancient tree. There is both a miniature Taxodium and a miniature Ginko in the mix.  They will both get to be about 3' tall in ten years.  I'm still waiting for the native water plants to come up.

Conifers are very useful for four season garden interest and can be the backbone of the garden.  They almost always retain thier needles (leaves) with a few decidious exceptions, noted above.  There is a very wide diversity of forms and colors.  My favorite conifer author - Richard Bitner, has a number of conifer books out that are very useful for reference.

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keepin' it real April 25, 2012 at 02:06 AM
It's beautiful! Good job... :)
Stephen Coan April 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Thank you. Ferret Hollow Gardens will be open to the public on May 20th during the Annual Collingswood Proud Neighbors Association's Porch Brunch, House and Garden Tour. I have the garden tour information posted on my website, www.ferrethollowgardens.com. Introduce yourself if you visit. It's also open by appointment.
Stephen Coan February 15, 2013 at 10:46 PM
For More information contact me: Stephen Coan Stephen Coan llc at Ferret Hollow Gardens Landscape Design, Installation, and Consulting 267-251-5855 garden@ferrethollow.com www.ferrethollowgardens.com http://www.stephencoan.com/blog/ http://stephencoanllcatferrethollowgardens.brandyourself.com

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