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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Foliage Followup -- June 2014

For Foliage Followup I thought I'd do an actual follow-up post, about the conifers I planted in the front garden earlier this year. They're settling in well, I think. I'm a conifer newbie, so I'm basing that solely on how they look, and how they're behaving. A couple of them are trying to reproduce, which is a good sign, right?

Abies koreana 'Silberlocke' is making some lovely cones

Cones and growing tips looking healthy

And overall, he looks good

Hinoki cypress 'Sunlight Lace' looks pretty, despite her full sun position

A bit of sun scorch on her lower limbs

Pinus sylvestris 'Nisbet's Gold' is producing cones too, and has greened up since being planted

Cedrus atlantica 'Horstmann' is filling out

The tip of the leader looks a bit funky, and I don't know what that means

All conifers drop needles, right?

Blue Atlas Cedar and pine

From left to right: Cedrus atlantica 'Horstmann,' Pinus sylvestris 'Nisbet's Gold,' Hinoki Cypress 'Sunlight Lace,' and Abies koreana 'Silberlocke'

You can read a post here about buying the Blue Atlas Cedar.

I'm a few days late with my Foliage Followup post. It's been a busy week, and I wasn't prepared. Pam Penick at the blog Digging hosts Foliage Followup, on the day after Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Its purpose is to celebrate the role of foliage in the garden. Go to Pam's post here, and check out all the foliage posts from other bloggers in the comments.