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Plants of Interest for Winter - Conifers

Lodgepole Pine 'Chief Joseph' ( Pinus contorta var. latifolia ). Michael made the column and I just love it. Winter approaches (that's right - it isn't here officially until the 21st) but weather-wise, it has been very winter-ish. The temperature has barely been above 40 for the past several weeks and we got an early snow yesterday. I like it as long as I can be inside, comfy and cozy. I prefer the cloudy days as sunny ones make me feel guilty if I'm sitting at the computer and gazing out on a sunny landscape. I feel like I should be doing something out there .  I've filled our garden with many conifers and evergreen plants for winter interest. They add so much. The pathway along the front of the house. My window is to the right so this is the view I have but from another angle.  The White Pine ( Pinus strobus 'Fastigiata') has grown so tall but the width remains narrow which is good. I do trim along the sides when it starts to get unruly which is rare.

Happy New Year!



May your new year be full of blue skies, ample rain, good health and cheer. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  1. Thank you Phillip and to you and yours, too! gail

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  2. Happy New Year to you, too, Phillip. I know I am looking forward to 2009.

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  3. Happy New Year to you too Philip! May this year be more bloomy!

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  4. Thanks! Happy New Year to you, too. May it be filled with peace, joy and lots of flowers!

    Cameron

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  5. Happy New Year to you as well. We're watching the rose parade. Amazing flowers and floats. Later we'll be eating steak and taters. I might work a nap in there somewhere. Have a great day! See in the dirt during 2009

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  6. Thank you Phillip and Happy New Year to you and yours too.

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  7. Phillip, happy new year to you too! I love your photo of bare limbs against blue skies.

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  8. Happy New Year to you, Phillip. I can tell you're a true gardener because you asked for rain as one of your new year wishes :-)

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  9. And Happy New Year to you! Ample rain is something we can always use here in Phoenix!
    Aiyana

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  10. Happy New Year to you too Phillip. May you & your have a healthy & prosperous year.

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  11. Phillip, those are wonderful wishes for any gardener. May you have the same.
    Marnie

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  12. Phillip, Same to you and yours.
    Here's hoping and praying 2009 will be better than wretched 2008!

    Jon at Mississippi Garden

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  13. Wishing you and yours a good 2009, Phillip - may all your wishes come true for you.

    Adequate rains would be welcome in Austin!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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