Saturday, March 19, 2011

Conifers (and a rhododendron)

Evergreens have a head start when spring is approaching.  Here are a couple of pics from last weekend (Captions above the photos this time):

A clump of foliage from a Canadian hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Fallen twigs from 3 different species of conifers.  From top to bottom:
Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
 Yew, probably Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata)

An evergreen but definitely not a conifer, this rhododendron is a little 
worse for wear but doesn't look like it will take long to recover and 
start growing.

1 comment:

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello RP and seeing all of that green is wonderful : ) especially with "Canadian" attached to it ? LOL .. We have yews that are the Christmas tree shape (I have to get at trimming them better) we have two cedars that begin the walkway to the back garden from the drive way .. but I wish we had room for a really blue Blue Spruce I find them so beautiful and their cones are so gorgeous !
I can't imagine restricting my love of plants to just a few .. there are so many wonderful ones that make you fall in love with them even if you can't have them in your garden : )