Casual or Informal Conifer garden

August 28, 2009

Informal conifer garden in Indian Lake NY

Informal conifer garden in Indian Lake NY

The casual or informal conifer garden fits right in with more natural settings. In this photogragh, the Picea glauca ‘pendula’( weeping White spruce) provides a focal point. The tree which has been planted for over 15 years grows upright with ALL secondary branches heading straight down along the trunk. In the Adirondack Mountains of upstate NY, the tree only becomes a few feet wide. Other conifers of interest in this photo include: Sester’s Dwarf Blue Spruce, Juniperus communis ‘Oblonga pendula’, Bush’s Lace Spruce,’ Rainbows End’ White spruce, ‘Puli’ weeping Larch, and the beautiful weeping blue spruce called ‘The Blues’. Deer leave most of these selections alone. Most have been planted in June of the year, and basically left on their own hoping for natural rainfall to keep them alive during the first critical year. The soils are extremely sandy in this location. Native White pine, Balsam fir, and Scotch pine provide a visual backdrop for this ‘casual conifer garden


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